It’s not often that you’d happily display a kiddie book on your coffee table, but this one is a little bit different. Created by the editor Frieze magazine, Jennifer Higgie’s debut really is a work of art.
Inspired by Matisse’s cut-outs and the Eric Carle books, Higgie introduces art to children in a way they can relate to and a language they understand. “There’s not one baked bean. There are (at least) a zillion”! For children who love to draw, the art will spark their imaginations.
Each pleasingly heavy page is an explosion of colour, patterns and shapes. Perfect for children just learning to count, or those learning their colours. Trying to count the stars certainly keeps them busy!
‘There’s Not One’ encourages the counting of dogs, numbers, leaves, raindrops and stars. More importantly it will give those flourishing little brains something to chew on. The final joyous message “you are the only you in the whole world and we’re all in it together!”.
This colourful hardback picture book is suitable for ages 0 – 5 years, both mine (aged 3 and 5 years) loved it.
There’s Not One by Jennifer Higgie is available on Amazon for £10.99.
Thank you to Scribe Publications