Reviewer:

Jen O' Sullivan

Book Cover - Emmett and Caleb

Emmett and Caleb

This quirky tale tells the story of the strong friendship between the two principal characters of the book, Emmett and Caleb. While the friendship has its ups and downs over the course of the story, it generally remains solid and firm. The narrative is divided into four chapters that mirror the seasons of the year. The illustrations are detailed and use a subtle palette, which adds a calming and serene feeling to the book. Each of the seasons is beautifully depicted in the illustrations.

Book Cover - Colour of People

Colour of People

This poignant, wordless picturebook from Mauricio Negro takes a playful, yet thought-provoking look at ethnicity and colour. Reminiscent of Arga Gra’s poem ‘And you call me coloured’, Colour of People reminds us that, regardless of colour or ethnicity, we all fall ill, get hungry, feel pain, and experience happiness. The central message of the book focuses on a basic truth about the human condition: we are all different, yet we are all the same. This message is particularly evident in the final illustrations of the book.