anatomy of the picturebook book covers

Anatomy of the picturebook: Covers

  Don’t judge a book by its cover. Are we not always telling children this? Yet the intended audience of picturebooks are, for the majority, pre-literate and as a result particular care is given to designing covers and other peritextual elements for picturebooks (defined more or less as anything other than the narrative, such as dust jackets, endpapers, title and dedication …

books reading Shinsuke Yoshitake

The I Wonder Bookstore

  Shinsuke Yoshitake  translated from Japanese by Geoffrey Trousselot (Chronicle Books) Today is World Book Day and to celebrate a day which is primarily aimed at encouraging young readers to visit their local bookshops, it seems apt to showcase this zany latest title from Japanese illustrator Shinsuke Yoshitake.  Yoshitake has become renown here for his picturebooks …