All reviews tagged with Angus Mackinnon

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Dog on Stilts

The publisher of Dog on Stilts, digitalleaf, was established in 2011 with the remit of ‘seeking to establish digital storytelling formats that contribute positively to children’s entertainment and educational needs’. But, as they admit on their website, they couldn’t resist the lure of the printed book. Dog on Stilts neatly underlines the dichotomy between digital…

The Boy Who Knew Nothing

Following The Elephant in the Room, The Boy Who Knew Nothing is the latest book from this successful duo. The sing-song rhythm of the text is matched by the unique look of the illustrations. While the pictures might be an acquired taste for some, others will recognise the Comic Expressionist psychedelia of the 1960s (think…

The Weasel Puffin Unicorn Baboon Pig Lobster Race

With a title like this, the reader is set up for humour, and this delightful picturebook doesn't disappoint. The animals listed decide to have a race which passes through each competitor's home in turn. Started by the queen and all her corgis, the race quickly turns to chaos as every animal finding themselves in last…



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