I Hear Two Birds, I see amazing illustrations


In July 2009 we introduced you to artist Kathy Panton. Well now you can have Panton’s fine work on your bookshelf as well as your wall.

Panton has recently released I Hear Two Birds, a counting book that features her glorious illustrations. The text is sweet and simple, for example: “…I climb five trees, up up up, I visit six houses, knock knock knock, I eat seven apples, crunch crunch crunch…”, which lets you focus on the superb illustrations.


The colours jump off the page and the swirling, blending patterns provide a good contrast to the crisp edges of her subjects. Panton’s illustrations are created using a collage technique; she paints on large sheets of paper and then cuts up bits she likes. If your child (or you) has a favourite page in the book, you can even buy a print for the wall.

I Hear Two Birds is $22 and is available from Panton’s Etsy store or at selected bookstores in Brisbane, Panton’s hometown.


Katrina Whelen

Katrina studied planning and design, did the hard yards working in a big office building and then traded it all in for a relaxing (!) life at home with four children. She now fills her time with writing, completing a degree in genetics and taxiing her children around Melbourne to their various sporting commitments (not necessarily in that order).

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