I have wanted to write a review of these books for ages, well, not even so much a review more just to show them off because I think they are beautiful!
My mum bought a set of these for christmas presents but I liked them so much I got her to order me a set, you can buy them here for the absolutely stupid price of £4.99 for 3 books!
This set is based on the original stories and illustrations by Tove Jansson, they have been simplified for younger children and modernised with bright, fresh colour palettes.
Before you even get to the first page the endpapers are absolutely beautiful!
I love the typography in the first couple of pages:
Each page has a different main colour which makes them very bright and exciting, with each illustration looking very different from the next.
I love the style of mark making used with lots of small lines and dots creating patterns and depth within the drawings. They have done a great job of keeping the artwork in the traditional style whilst using colour to make it more modern and appealing to young children.
So awesome! What do you guys think? Do you like the way colour is used or do you prefer the more traditional style?