Four people go to the park, and through their eyes we see four different stories about what took place there. There's the bossy woman, the sad man, the lonely boy and the young girl whose warmth touches them all. As the story moves from one voice to another, their perspectives are reflected in the shifting landscapes and seasons.
As with so many of Anthony Browne's works, this is an intriguing, many layered, hugely entertaining book which can be read again and again, and which will appeal to adults and children alike.
Voices in the Park revisits a previous book by Anthony Browne, A Walk in the Park, written 20 years ago, but now sadly out of print. (Age 4 to 8) --Philippa Reece
"Highly original talent . . . Browne's picures of the city streets and the park are a joy to look at . . . Anthony Browne first editions are likely to become collector's items" (Daily Telegraph
"An instant classic" (Financial Times
"The haunting Voices in the Park
by Anthony Browne turns a simple tale and a visually stunning series of surreal pictures . . . into a many-layered odyssey . . . this book will last a long time" (The Times
"A genuinely thought-provoking read, and, as usual with Anthony Browne's work, the illustrations, with their surreal references draw the reader in" (Sunday Telegraph