Her work is constantly evolving and her latest book highlights this to absolute perfection.
Already a bestseller in France, ‘The Marvellous Fluffy Squishy Itty Bitty‘ is very much a journey of self-discovery.
Whilst Eddie doesn’t think she’s very good at anything, with a little help from Edith’s (or Eddie, as she’s known) friends, she is sure she will find the most perfect present for her Mum’s birthday.
Next comes Wendy the florist, but she too has no idea what a ‘fluffy squishy itty bitty’ is and instead she hands her a lucky four-leaf clover, which should hopefully bring her luck.
Alemagna captures this story immaculately with the use of rich, poetic language and a range of media including collage, paint and pencil. The zingy pops of flourescent pink detail immediately draw the readers eye into the heart of the book and explore the limitlessness of a child’s imagination.
This book was a resounding success here for both children and adults. We relished in the artwork and took great pleasure in Eddie finding the perfect gift her mother.