July 8, 2015
It has been a while since I featured any childrens books. So here is a vintage copy of A big ball of string by Marion Holland. I found this at a jumble and it is a little bit scruffy, plus a former reader has added in some lines, but the illustrations still stand out. I like the very restricted palette of black, white, red and blue, which I have found in other childrens books as well. I also like her use of perspective and the added details, such as a copy of the cat in the hat in the bedroom which may be explained here.