‘Bob The Artist’ by Marion Deuchars is an overwhelmingly joyous tale of being a bit different, trying desperately to fit in and an exploration of the arts, all within the confines of the same tome.
Bob is a bird, just like any other bird, except he has skinny legs and is teased relentlessly by the other birds. So Bob does what any other self-respecting bird would do and sets about trying to fit in.
But that did not work.
Whilst focussing on how he could change himself, he ends up in an art gallery surrounded by work from the world’s most celebrated artists, Bob is immediately inspired.
Such a striking style of illustration coupled with a truly life-affirming story, this is bound to delight readers everywhere.
Marion Deuchars, has a deceptively simple style and one which translates perfectly to picture books.
We adore the brief introduction to famous artists and the use of expression through art, a profoundly creative picture book and one we will recommend again and again.