Late to the Picture Book Party
'But picture books are for kids!' I hear you cry. Well, I would argue that picture books are for everyone. You know when you plough through a feel-good book for weeks at a time, just to get to the good stuff at the end? If you read a picture book you can get the equivalent in five minutes! Sometimes you don’t even need words (if you’re really pushed for time); you can read a wordless picture book and marvel at how the beautiful illustrations tell the story on their own.
Would you consider yourself a reader? I mean, you like reading books in general right? Then A Child of Books is made just for you! Oliver Jeffers and Sam Winston use familiar books from childhood such as Alice in Wonderland and scatter the words across the page to make the artwork. It’s like all the classic stories have been decoded to make this one which, too, should become a classic.
And if you still need convincing, how about a good old parody? Steven Seagull by Elys Dolan is a hilarious crime fighting gull with a goldfish for a partner and some troublesome villains of the marine variety. This picture book is one for crime fans everywhere. And to be honest, to get most of the jokes, you really need to be an adult.
Want some more inspiration?
Take a look at our book list: 12 Picture Books for Adults