The book I bought [brand new, but only £2.50] in Fakenham Parish Church Book Sale on Thursday was this…
I love JP’s artwork, and have had his Christmas and Easter books for a number of years. This one uses text from the King James Version of the Bible, and retells a number of Old Testament stories.
Don’t you just love the crocodile eating the oa?
JP uses silhouettes and shadows to great effect
The book had some great reviews when it came out
“Pienkowski is a genius - He can do fabulously delicate silhouettes and he can do big, bold and colourful....the result is a humorous unsqueamish presentation of Old Testament stories for very young children.” Boyd Tonkin - Independent
“Pienkowski uses the traditional language of the Old Testament for stories such as the Tower of Babel and Joseph and his coat of many colours, matching this with his vivid 'Meg and Mog' style in-your-face illustrations. A real meeting of old and new.” Pet O'Connell - Evening Echo
It presents some of my favourite OT stories in an accessible way. Money well spent!