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Sep 19, 2015

Spots [Spots in a box]

Helen Ward

Five Mile Press
ISBN: 9780763675974
RRP: $16.99

As the sub-title explains, this delightfully whimsical book is about One bird’s search for the perfect plumage. A young guinea-fowl notices his fellow fowl have spots on their feathers, but his are missing. When he asks for spots he is deluged. Thus begins an exploration of spots in all sizes, colours, textures and sometimes no spots at all, in this charming and eccentric story about accepting differences. The watercolour technique is superb, the slightly off-beat composition perfectly placed to amuse, with visual spot jokes along the way to entertain. The spots the young guinea fowl finally decides on maintain his eccentricity to the end.