Prudence and Her Amazing Adventure
Thames & Hudson
Amazing is something of an understatement when it comes to young Prudence’s flights of fancy that take place as she blocks out her parents’ increasingly urgent calls to tidy up and get ready to go out.
Out she certainly does go, far, far away to wonderful woodlands,
incredible tropical jungles, deep down into the ocean and way, way up among the stars.
All kinds of creatures, strange and stranger still, as well as some more expected ones, inhabit the landscapes, seascapes and skyscapes she visits on her imaginary journey; until eventually those parental voices once more break into her fantasy worlds and it’s time to answer their call.
As well as her awesome double spread illustrations, French artist extraordinaire, Charlotte Gastaut has included cut-outs and translucent pages to flip back and forth, as readers join the little girl on her incredible adventures.
There is SO much to see in every scene, some of which almost leaps from the page thanks to Charlotte’s bright pink colour pops, whereas other details are less easily discernible hidden between the swirling textures of the rocks, stones and foliage.
Who would want to tidy up a room when it can furnish such breath taking experiences as Prudence’s?
A stunning book to immerse oneself in, and to visit over and over, losing track of time just like Prudence.