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Tom Schamp

It's a Great, Big Colourful World

With illustrations by Tom Schamp
It's a Great, Big Colourful World
$ 19.95| £ 14.99 (* recommended retail price)

A kaleidoscope of fun transforms a grey day
in this marvellously offbeat and stimulating
journey through the world of colour.

One winter morning, Otto the cat looks out the window and sighs, “Why is everything so grey today?” Luckily his friend Leon the chameleon is around to show him just how many colours there are in the world. In these exciting and funny spreads filled to the brim with brilliantly illustrated objects, Leon and Otto identify people, places, and things of every hue. On pages dedicated to infinite shades of a single colour, Tom Schamp’s brilliant drawings play with perspective and unexpected pairings. An enormous Bengal tiger lords over an orange-tinted world, while a giant blue whale dwarfs elephants, pairs of jeans, and police officers. Throughout, cleverly inserted puns and allusions will elicit plenty of laughs from parents and children alike. Parents will enjoy the numerous ways colour is depicted and kids will spend hours looking for their friends Otto and Leon as they traverse the busy pages. Best of all, this delightful adventure comes to a perfect end when all the colours come together in one beautiful, joyful rainbow of fun.

Original Title: Het mooiste boek van alle kleuren
Originally published by: Lanoo
With illustrations by Tom Schamp
Hardcover, 48 pages, 28,0 x 34,0 cm, 11.0 x 13.4 in
illustrated throughout
ISBN: 978-3-7913-7436-9
US March 17, 2020
UK March 05, 2020
Status of delivery: This title is available.


Tom Schamp’s illustrations for adults and children have appeared in numerous periodicals and newspapers. He is the author of more than 30 children’s books. Schamp lives in Brussels, Belgium.

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