Teach your children about the animals of the forest with this fun and educational book. Five animals - a brown bear, wolf, squirrel, otter and deer - are explored through rhyme, pictures and pull-out cards to construct into 3D figures. With two spreads dedicated to each animal, adults will be able to read the short playful rhyme on each spread to children and look at the bright illustrations to teach them about their habits and environment. The inside of the dust jacket is printed full colour with a graphical representation of the animals' environment.
- 13 x 17 cm
- Designer / Artist
- Illustrations by Eric Ravilious
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Eric Ravilious (1903–42) was a painter, designer, illustrator and wood engraver and remains one of the best-known English artists of the 1930s. He was instrumental in bringing about a renaissance in British printmaking (particularly wood engraving), producing engravings for the Golden Cockerel, Curwen Press and Nonesuch Press. His work prior to the outbreak of the Second World War often featured the downland and coast of southern England and feature chalk hill figures. Many of his works are seen as capturing a sense of Englishness that existed between the wars. In the late 1930s, he lived in the village of Great Bardfield, Essex, whose residents included fellow neo-Romantics Kenneth Rowntree, Edward Bawden and Michael Rothenstein. An official war artist from 1939, he died in a flying accident off the coast of Iceland in 1942.
Eric Ravilious was a painter, designer, illustrator and wood engraver. He was born in 1903 in the East Sussex, and the environment of his upbringing is evident in his popular watercolours of the South Downs and the south coast. He was particularly inspired by chalk hill figures. He brought a unique perspective to his depiction of England between the wars, creating landscapes with a quirky, modernist sensibility. Ravilious served as a war artist, creating dazzling seascapes and fresh studies of planes in flight, and died when his plane was lost off the coast of Iceland in 1942. The charm and flair of his work has ensured its enduring popularity.