Britta Teckentrup‘s work is utterly sublime and we are never disappointed by her offerings, but her latest book ‘Before I Wake Up…‘ has to be one of our favourites to date.
With a style truly synonymous to her, Britta creates the most evocative artwork, brimming with colour, texture and depth. In an almost screen printed, collage-like set of spreads we are transported across continents, through jungles and way beyond.
She is able to venture to the woodlands, swim with the whales and when she wakes, the sun welcomes her to begin a new day.
With use of varied colour, shape and texture, no child, or indeed adult, can help but get lost in this exquisite, unwinding story and the depths of the visually arresting spreads.
A captivating and beguiling bedtime read that will undoubtedly provide a soothing and reassuring element before falling asleep, safe in the knowledge that we are not alone in our dreams, but accompanied by a loving companion, watching over us as our dreams play out before us.
Worth it for the artwork alone, this is a must-have for any shelf or library.