Toby and the Ice Giants by Joe Lillington
  

Toby and the Ice Giants

Written by Joe Lillington
Illustrated by Joe Lillington

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Shortlisted for the inaugural Klaus Flugge Prize, an important new illustration prize for children's books. Lillington brings the creatures of the ice age to life in dramatic watercolour illustrations. The judges admired his draughtsmanship and found this to be an interesting picture book.

Lovereading4kids's expert reviewer, Julia Eccleshare is the Chair of the Judges of the Klaus Flugge Prize, she said: “We asked the judges to consider technique and artistic ability, and they chose also to take into account the illustrators’ skill at characterisation. The discussion was lively and wide ranging and the final shortlist features exciting and extremely talented illustrators. The Klaus Flugge Prize is very important, the only one to recognise new illustrator talent at this crucial early stage in a career and we look forward to watching all six of the shortlisted illustrators develop.”

Synopsis

Toby and the Ice Giants by Joe Lillington

Toby the Bison explores the Ice Age Tundra in this fact-filled adventure and meets some of the giants that roamed the planet.

Reviews

Lillington's cartoons bring a retro Golden Books charm to the prehistoric setting, while sidebars offer details about each animal's diet, habitat, and more. It's an appealing introduction to eight bygone species and one (ours) that's Still Going! -Publishers Weekly Young viewers will marvel at the succession of massive ruminants and predators, which Lillington renders in watercolors with reasonable accuracy, if anthropomorphic facial expressions.-Kirkus Reviews No page, not even the endpapers, is wasted in this appealing and informative visit to prehistory-Wall Street Journal Lillington s cartoons bring a retro Golden Books charm to the prehistoric setting, while sidebars offer details about each animal s diet, habitat, and more. It s an appealing introduction to eight bygone species and one (ours) that s Still Going! - Publishers Weekly Young viewers will marvel at the succession of massive ruminants and predators, which Lillington renders in watercolors with reasonable accuracy, if anthropomorphic facial expressions.- Kirkus Reviews No page, not even the endpapers, is wasted in this appealing and informative visit to prehistory- Wall Street Journal

About the Author

Joe Lillington was born in London and studied illustration at Falmouth University. He was recently commisssioned to illusrate the cover of Stew Magazine, illustrated a short story in AMBIT magazine and has exhibited at Light Grey Art Lab as well as with the Just Us collective.

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Book Info

Format

Hardback

Author

Joe Lillington
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Publisher

Flying Eye Books

Publication date

1st September 2015

ISBN

9781909263581

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