I Hear Two Birds, I see amazing illustrations

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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.

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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.

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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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