Forever classic, Lewis Carroll’s fantasy story about a world that exist only in a girl’s dream has been made into lots of version by hundreds of illustrators and movie makers.
This one was Rene Cloke’s version of Alice. Rene Cloke (1904-1995) was an illustrator who was born in Plymouth but spent most of her life in London. She illustrated several of Enid Blyton’s work, including The Brer Rabbit, The Three Golliwogs, The Adventure of Pip. Her illustration for Lewis Caroll’s Alice was one of her non-Blyton works published by Juvenile Productions in 1949.
Book : Alice’s Adventure in Wonderland
Author : Lewis Caroll
Illustrator : Rene Cloke
We know a lot about ancient Egypt but at the same we don’t really know about it. We’ve heard of Pharaoh and its curse, we’ve seen movies about mummies and the secret of pyramids, we are familiar with names like Ra, Isis, Horus and the famous Cleopatra. But where it all begin? And who comes first and who’s next? In this graphic book about the history of ancient Egypt, you learn about ancient Egypt in a funny and colorful comic format. At the bottom of each page there’s a comic about history of cats and why ancient Egyptians worshiped it. Divided into chapters of each pharaoh’s era, this is a good introduction for not only young learners, but adult too, into Egypt’s ancient history.
How can you not fall in love with this naughty, chubby, straw-hair little girl, Eloise? Hilary Knight’s illustration for Eloise really brings little Eloise into life. It’s so full of character that it is impossible for other illustrator to create other Eloise. The book consist only in two tone colors, black and pink (black and blue for ‘Eloise in Paris’). The characters and the texts clustered together in all the pages, makes the reading activity a really fun one. I love Eloise!
when Eloise and Nanny visited Paris. She met Christian Dior and a dress was made especially for her!
Books: The Absolutely Essential Eloise and Eloise in Paris
Author : Kay Thompson
Drawings : Hilary Knight
How the World Works. A stunning pop-up book introducing the basic science, or how we exist. I love how it explains the creation of earth, uses ‘Recipe of Life’ as its subtitle and funny headings like ‘What goes around comes around’. The popped earth, tree, factories, the space help readers to understand the concept of science interactively. I love this book and won’t let my nieces touch them. :p (until they’re in 3rd grade).
Book : How The World Works
Author : Christian Dorion
Illustrator : Beverley Young