Friday, March 3, 2017

Book Review :: The Land of Nod

The Land of Nod - Robert Louis Stevenson & Robert Hunter

"Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic children’s poem about dreamland, as narrated by a convalescing young boy, is given new life in this wonderfully illustrated book. Accompanied by Robert Hunter’s bold and beautiful illustrations, this picture book will bring the beloved Scottish author’s work to a whole new generation of young readers."

If you haven't come across this pretty book, you're in for a treat.  If you consider children's books a treat, that is... I do... The illustrations are soooooo lovely!  The Land of Nod is printed on matte pages, with a simple colour palette that is spot on.  Largely blues and pinks, with a smattering of other soft hues.  Very dreamy indeed.  The discerning toddler will love spotting familiar items in the dream scenes, lifted from earlier pages in the book.

The text is short, but a great way to introduce/include a little poetry in your daily routine.  Slow reading is good for this one, further emphasising that dreamy tone (and hopefully priming the scene nicely for sleep).  You'll want to spend a little time on each illustration anyway, so #perfect.

The Land of Nod is available now, RRP $27.99, so keep an eye out in for it.

Review copy kindly provided by Walker Books Aus

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