Fresh from the Field — Feel A Little
This week’s Fresh from the Field showcases a recent Little Love (Mary Egan Publishing) project with some great illustrations from Evie Kemp.
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Feel A Little, the book of little poems about big feelings, combines original poetry by Jenny Palmer (of A Little Ink) with the signature vibrant colour pops and patterns of Evie Kemp illustrations. This book, their first creative collaboration, tackles the serious issue of emotions for children using inspiring visual language and bright, beautiful design, all in a beautiful hard cover package.
“Designing the Feel A Little book was all about what will draw children out of themselves, prompt their imagination and their attention. Bright, expressive characters and colour were key. I hope children will love this book for the characters and catchy rhymes and then, when they feel these emotions, they can really picture their feelings and have a starting point to talk about them. Making Feel A Little vibrant and engaging gave us a way to really appeal to children, and their adults!”
Feel A Little, published by Little Love (an imprint of Mary Egan Publishing), written by Jenny Palmer and illustrated by Evie Kemp:
To find out more about Feel A Little, or to pre-purchase our book, visit our Kickstarter campaign page: http://tinyurl.com/feelalittle
Or our Facebook page: www.facebook.com/feelalittle/
Jenny Palmer has previously authored and illustrated A Little ABC, Beatnik Publishing, 2015 – Storylines Notable Book Award 2015.
Evie Kemp has previously illustrated A Dog Like That!, Janene Cooper & Evie Kemp, Duck Creek Press, 2011 – Picture Book Finalist New Zealand – NZ Post Children’s Book Awards 2011, Storylines Notable Book Award 2011, LIANZA Russell Clark Illustration Award Finalist 2011, and That Dog At The Beach!, Janene Cooper & Evie Kemp, Duck Creek Press, 2012.
See more from Mary Egan Publishing at: www.maryegan.co.nz