The Compendium of Collective Nouns :
How is THIS for a book?
I am so excited my good friend Jen Skelly is launching her very first book! I feel very fortunate to have been given a copy of it to review.
Working as a self-employed illustrator out of her home in Tasmania, she has drawn on her long-term fascination with animals and their collective nouns to put together this very charming book, the publishing of which has been crowd-funded through a Pozible campaign.
Jen’s wonderful illustrations are quiet, bright, curious and sweet. And the colours are glorious! Bouquet of Hummingbirds has to be one of my very favourites, for the jewel-like hues of the birds which she has captured beautifully. I love the little added details of decorative pattern on many of the animals too – it adds another whole level to the drawings making these engaging creatures even lovelier to contemplate (haha, I’m such a sucker for pattern!).
Perfect for grownups as well as kids, Jen deserves serious congratulations for this effort. My kids love it! I love it.
UPDATE 8th June, 2018::
SOOOO darn excited that Jen’s receiving international attention (Anne Hathaway and Ellen de Generes no less!! ?) for this gorgeous book.
If you’d like to grab yourself a copy, you can do so through Jen’s own website, RedParka.com.au
annnnd just a further update – the book’s been updated and expanded – it’s now called 101 Collective Nouns, and just to confuse things a teensy bit further, Jen’s going by the name Jennifer Cossins now. It’s all good!! I thoroughly, wholeheartedly, encourage you to get your hands on this gorgeous tome.