Instagram ever more strongly these days. It's fun, it's quick, it's easy to engage with others and easy for them to engage with you.....but there are times when just a quick glance at a cover doesn't quite cut it, and that's why I keep the blog going. Sometimes you have to see what's going on inside, and this is one of those times.
'Mary Poppins Up, Up and Away' by Helene Druvert, adapted from P.L. Travers' legendary works is a book that just came out this past January and it's a WORK OF ART. It took me less than 10 seconds to decide whether I wanted to buy it. I was with my husband at the time and he got it immediately as well. ART.
Paper cut art, to be specific.
Now, let me right now give you a word of caution. DO NOT let your kids handle this book. This book is a treasure and an instant-heirloom, but DO NOT let the kids touch it unless you are right there. In fact, someone needs to be there WHEN I TOUCH IT. I ever so slightly bent a couple of pieces of the paper cut pictures while trying to photograph them and I was so mad at myself. They bent back into place, but let me stress to you - the book is DELICATE and there's a reason that the front and back covers are so thick - to better keep and preserve the paper cut art. This one needs to be kept high on the shelf and brought out as a special treat.
(forgive my fingers up above - I had to press the page down very flat so you could really get the full effect of the light trails of the comets flashing through the night sky. COMETS OVER LONDON. The best, right??!)
This is one to have for your kids, or to have for yourself, just as a work of art. It's that amazing! (But pleeeeeeeeze don't get it and hand it off to your four year old to handle on their own, unless your four year old happens to have fingers like butterfly wings and also happens to be a surgeon. You feel me?) If you're looking for a unique and special gift to give, here it is.