Playing with Collage by Jeannie Baker
Many of Jeannie Baker’s delightful and thought-provoking picture books with her distinctive collage illustrations are included in our core booklist – Where the Forest Meets the Sea, Belonging, Window and Mirror. Here she explains how she does it and encourages children to be creative themselves using a vast range of possible materials. She suggests different kinds of paper that could be used and then goes on to explore what can be gleaned from nature, the beach and the kitchen, taking into consideration colour, texture and pattern. An inspirational book which will have children and adults collecting interesting materials and will be a real treasure to have around during the summer holidays. The presentation is very enticing with carefully labelled photos of often unexpected materials.