Alex and Lulu: Mix and Match
I did not know this series about those loveable two best friends, and I really enjoyed Lorena Siminovich’s style. The bright and simple illustrations will enchant young readers and the story will undoubtedly inspire many a budding artist to get the paint, glue and scissors out and give making a collage a go. I particularly liked the spread which shows the results of primary colours being mixed; it is well illustrated and makes the concept really easy to understand. For this reason, I am sure this story would work well in infant schools when talking about colour.
These two charming characters are also quite inspiring; their friendship is an exemplary one and the story provides valuable lessons : wanting to help your friends, not giving up when faced with difficulties, and the fact that winning, in the ends, it’s not all that matters. But this is not done in a preaching way and the targeted audience will enjoy Lulu’s journey towards creating the perfect piece of art.