"an ingenious work by a persistently imaginative artist. . ." - Steven Heller
"A cross between illustration, philosophy, and paper engineering. . ."The Onion's Great Escape" challenges the limitations of reading as an interactive experience." - "Cool Hunting"
." . .a marvelous work of quirky design, offbeat collage, and whimsical paper engineering." - "Apartment Therapy"
"This vibrant, wacky book. . .demands total sensory immersion. Part drawing pad, part journal, part philosophical exploration." - "Dooce"
"A technicolor mixed media affair where the main character gets a hand form the reader to escape the "The Big Fry." Part art piece, part picture book, "The Onion's Great Escape" is most notable because it features an actual onion escape - it pops right out of the book." - "100 Scope Notes"'s The Wildest Children's Books of 2012
"The book is wonderful for those reluctant readers who need to get their hands into their work. Clear illustrations show how to pull the onion from the book and turn it into a toy. When the "engineer" is done with the book, he or she will end up with a colorful, non-smelling (!) onion friend." - "San Francisco Book Review"
About the Author
Sara Fanelli was born in Florence. She came to London to study art, and has been working there as a designer and illustrator since graduating from the Royal College of Art in 1995. She divides her time between self-generated projects and commercial illustration commissions from a wide range of international clients, including the New Yorker, Penguin Books, Faber & Faber, Tate Modern, The Victoria & Albert Museum, Ron Arad, Issey Miyake, the New York Times and the Royal Mail. She has written and illustrated a number of children's books, and her work has been exhibited in venues around the world. She has twice been the overall winner of the Victoria & Albert Museum's illustration award and been awarded two D&AD pencils.