Monday, May 20, 2013

You'll Love This Book! BANG by Leo Timmers

Apologies to my regular readers for the infrequent posts; I need to focus my energy on my health and my family at the moment. I expect it some time before I have time to resume a regular schedule, so please bear with me!
Today I am delighted to bring you a very special find from Gecko Press:

BANG by Leo Timmers is an extraordinary book; it is original, clever, funny, and expertly illustrated. Leo Timmers' illustrations have a beautiful painterly quality and are enormously detailed. Quirky characters and vintage-style elements add charm, while humour is carried throughout the story and subtly in the details. 
Perfectly described as 'a big, happy accident', the story follows one hapless driver after another and their hilarious collisions:

As each new character enters the fray, there is a hilarious new twist to the chaotic chain of prangs and mix-ups. Young and old will enjoy spotting the very funny results of each collision, told through pictures alone.

At the climax of the book the pages fold out so that the entire scene and happy conclusion can be appreciated with maximum impact. It is quite simply the most beautiful and delightful book I have seen this year. Well worth the extra investment for hard back, this stunning picture book makes a superb gift for pre-schoolers; you'll find it over at Gecko Press.

BANG by Leo Timmers
Published by Gecko Press
Ages 3+
228 x 258mm 48 pages
IBSN: 978-1-877579-18-9 (Hardback)
IBSN:978-1-877579-17-2 (Paperback)
Published 17 May, 2013

About the Author/Illustrator
Leo Timmers was born in 1970, in Belgium. At the age of 12 he started drawing comics. Trained in Graphic Design, he illustrates for Belgian magazines and papers as well as illustrating picture books.