Thursday, July 17, 2014

Woooo! by Gerry Turley

British illustrator Gerry Turley studied at Glasgow School of Art and at the Royal College of Art. He has worked in many areas of illustration for clients such as Pentagram, Egmont Press, Met Studio and Puffin Books. His first children’s picture book is called 'Woooo' published by David Fickling Books, Random House. It's a simple story that goes something like this, two baby owls wait to take their first flight with their father. The daddy owl shows them how to fly avoiding dangers of the outside world such as hungry looking predators. 

The tale of the owlets' first flight is told with short sentences and animal noises -  “screeeeeeeeech!”,  “gnash gnash”, nosssssssshh” etc. through out the book. The illustrations are simple and sweet, and are done in the color palette of blue, orange and yellow. This "noises book" will be a great fun to read with your little one.