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‘We need the literature of other countries to expand our
horizons and stimulate our ideas. Without it, we are not only
diminished, we are starved’
(The Times, Magnus Linklater 29/06/05)
The Sun is Yellow
by Květa Pacovská
Age Range: 6-8
Award-winning Czech artist Květa Pacovská is a master of book design and this is an amazing cornucopia of innovation. There are plenty of windows to open and hidden characters to discover as it introduces a dazzling array of reds, yellows, greens and blues that assault the senses.
Children will love experimenting with the wheel of colour or opening the flaps to discover what is inside. The text is sparse but poetic – ‘ Blue is beautiful because it makes us dream’ and the characters are witty and amusing: the miserable snail who sees the world only in black and white and the optimistic frog, who gets fed up of the snail’s moaning ‘Oh give it a rest!’ He says to snail.
The Sun is Yellow advances through a magical world of die-cut pages with a surprise to find on every one. Pacovská’s unique style fires the imagination and entices wonder in children (and adults) of all ages.