Thursday, 11 July 2013

Ten Beautiful Books for Kids by Happy Spaces’ Artists: Day 1

Our Happy Spaces artists are selected very carefully and represent a group of talented individuals with a unique gift for creating artwork that is engaging to both children and parents alike. 

Today we wanted to share our joint love of art and books (and showcase more of their artistic talents) by featuring a host of exciting books especially for kids, illustrated by our very own Happy Spaces team of creatives. 

We'll be featuring 10 beautiful books over 3 days starting today! On the last day there is an exciting prize up for grabs consisting of all 10 of the featured books plus a canvas of the winner’s choice from the selection of featured artists.  This is a truly fantastic prize and a great way to engage little minds - so remember to enter on day 3 (details of how to enter will be posted on day 3). Happy reading everyone!

1. Cloth from the Clouds, illustrated by Alison Jay

One small boy has a special gift—he can weave cloth from the clouds: gold in the early morning with the rising sun, white in the afternoon, and crimson in the evening. He spins just enough cloth for a warm scarf. But when the king sees the boy's magnificent cloth, he demands cloaks and gowns galore. "It would not be wise," the boy protests. "Your majesty does not need them!" But spin he must—and soon the world around him begins to change.

Read more about Alison Jay and see her art here

2. Rory and the Muncher Cruncher , illustrated by Genny Haines,

A little boy forgets to close his cupboard door one evening and comes face to face with the great and friendly monster Muncher Cruncher! There's a disguise, a run through the streets at night and baking! Add to that a cheeky mouse and a twist at the end... a great little story for little ones.

Read more about Genny Haines and see her art here 

3. Ollie and the Eclipse, illustrated by Ian Cunliffe

"I've seen the moon and I've seen the sun, why should seeing them together be fun?" This beautifully illustrated picture book is about Ollie, a young boy who sets off with his family to see the eclipse. His Dad tells him how exciting it's going to be, but Ollie isn't interested - he'd rather be at home, playing with his friends. Will they overcome the obstacles along the way and get to see the eclipse?

Read more about Ian Cunliffe and see his art here

Join us again tomorrow as our feature continues with four more beautiful books for kids!

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