Wave

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The story is so simple and needs no words to tell it – enjoy a day at the beach in Suzy Lee’s beautiful book, Wave.

I have long been a fan of books with no words however for those who are new to ‘reading’ illustrations to their children, Wave is a fabulous starting point. Lee’s beautiful two colour illustrations show the interaction between a little girl and a ‘playful’ wave. The drawings are simple but expressive and ‘readers’ can take all their cues from the little girl’s exquisite facial expressions.

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Suzy Lee is a Korean illustrator who studied in London and now lives and works in Singapore. She has also written and illustrated The Zoo, a story told from different perspectives through sophisticated use of alternating colour and black and white illustrations.

For something completely different, Lee’s take on Alice in Wonderland is truly remarkable. It’s a book about the dream-within-a-dream, the picture-within-a-picture, and the book-within-a-book, inspired by Lewis Carroll’s original work. Lee uses a mixture of flat drawings and black and white photographs to blur the line between illusion and reality – an amazing addition to the Alice collection.

Wave and The Zoo are both available from Fishpond. Both are $23.98.

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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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