Toys Talking

Toys Talking

Hardback (07 Nov 2017)

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Synopsis

Leanne Shapton gives voice to the toys on our shelves in this wry yet tender children's book

Always there to comfort and listen, stuffed animals provide a reassuring presence in many a childhood. With Toys Talking, acclaimed illustrator and author Leanne Shapton explores their inner lives, to reveal that their thoughts and feelings are just as complicated as our own. The concerns of these bunnies, bears, and ducks range from the mundane to the existential, and with each new pairing of character and text, we see a deeper portrait of their pensive, quiet world. Shapton holds a mirror to our own lives, to our insecurities and concerns, by revealing that the objects who comfort us have worries of their own. This book brings Shapton's gorgeously minimal brushstrokes to a younger audience, and will leave children and parents alike brimming with the beauty and melancholy of self-reflection.

Book information

ISBN: 9781770462984
Publisher: Drawn & Quarterly
Imprint: Drawn & Quarterly
Pub date:
Language: English
Number of pages: 44
Weight: 272g
Height: 180mm
Width: 180mm
Spine width: 13mm