my rule about a picture book: if you don’t want to stroke it you probably don’t want to buy it.
or Muffin‘s soft fluffy fur…
I’m always trying to make my books into lovely objects. That’s why there will always be real books on real paper, right?
It was so nice, when handing in the artwork for Martha and the Bunny brothers I Love School, I saw someone do a double-take and just run their finger over a collage-y edge: it looked so not-flat! If not-flat even makes sense.
This time I’m going one step further. I’m actually SEWING some parts of my book. I’m not a terribly neat sewer, but it’s in the style of a four-year-old rabbit’s handiwork – so phew, that’s OK!