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Blooming Books Hardcover – 2 Oct 2003

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  • Hardcover: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Jonathan Cape; 2 edition (2 Oct. 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0224064789
  • ISBN-13: 978-0224064781
  • Product Dimensions: 2.5 x 24.1 x 27.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 698,510 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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A fascinating look at the work of one of our most significant and best-loved author/illustrators.

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Blooming Books is an exploration of Raymond Briggs's work from the time he left art school and began illustrating other people's texts, right up to his most recent publications. Always extraordinary and unpredictable, often controversial, he is one of our most distinguished and best-loved artists working today and has created characters that are now icons for more than one generation of children. He has been honoured twice with the Kate Greenaway Medal as well as winning many other prestigious awards. Illustrations and extracts from his work - and in some cases complete picture books - are accompanied by commentaries from the well-known journalist, Nicolette Jones, reviewing Raymond's intentions and indicating the underlying philosophy of his themes. This stunning and diverse book makes for a fascinating read.

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This book is quite literally a work of art. Raymond Briggs is a master of illustration and his storytelling is on a par with Roald Dahl at his best, and like Dahl, Briggs work appeals to both adult and child alike.
From the haunting beauty of The Snowman to the realism of 80s Cold War paranoia in When the Wind Blows via the almost too human Father Christmas, all of Briggs' work is here. That in itself would make this book worth the money, but in addition this book also contains fascinating information about the life and work of the artist.
This book is categorised as a children's book, but I challenge anyone to grow out of it! Do your bookshelf a favour and buy this book; your children will thank you for it; and your children's children; and their children.
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Been buying these for my kids forever. Now I am buying them for my grandchildren to give them something they enjoy on "sleepovers"
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Great fun and very informative on Briggs' development. Indispensible to anyone interested in illustration and children's literature.
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