Emperor Of Absurdia
Written by Chris Riddell
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Shortlisted for the Nestle Children's Award 2006 and now deservedly shortlisted for the incredibly prestigious Kate Greenaway Medal 2007.
Riddell makes glorious use of colour in this very interesting and engaging picture book, which despite being extraordinarily detailed is very easy to read. It cleverly gives the reader the impression of moving physically into its landscape, and works on lots of different levels as it turns reality completely on its head. The composition of each page is always well-thought out, and the technique of using small pictures at certain points makes the reader slow down and study carefully. The ambiguous ending stays with you, and allows you to take pleasure from the book over and over again.
Emperor Of Absurdia by Chris Riddell
Skyfish nibble umbrella trees, pointy birds steal scarves to line their pointy nests, and dinner is served before lunch. It's an absurd world. Of interest to young children, this is an entertaining story of dragon hunts and hairy wardrobe monsters.
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