Pieter Gaudesaboos has created a colourful series of books about remarkable houses full of surprising animals. In ‘My House Is At the Zoo’ we follow a day in Lotta’s life. Every morning a giraffe wakes her up and she makes breakfast along with two bears. Then she brushes her teeth, together with the crocodile. In his unique, varied and nostalgic style, Pieter Gaudesaboos gets Lotta to take the reader along for a day full of crazy activities, such as playing basketball with the monkeys and sliding down the elephant’s trunk into a mud pool. The snake helps Lotta to take a refreshing dip afterwards. Along with the flamingos, she goes to see the polar bear and they all have ice creams. She paints with the penguins and the camel holds her plate of spaghetti. She reads a story to all the animals in the zoo, before falling asleep on the zebra’s coat.
The illustrations are works of art in their own right, on which there is so much to discoverCutting Edge
In ‘A House Full of Friends’ Sam has a busy day ahead. Luckily his friends are happy to help him. The tigers carry his shopping, the horses help with the painting and the rhino turns out to be a real expert in home decoration. Together they build a house and throw a party to celebrate the birth of six kittens.
These are not merely colourful books for reading aloud, they are look-and-find books to teach children to look more closely at the illustrations. Every page has several ‘Can you see...?’ questions and in both books there are hidden animals to find. Just the job for true detectives!
Dynamic in terms of colour palette, textures and rhythmLuuk Magazine