Phaidon Press

A World Of Your Own

If you were creating a world of your own, what would it look like? Would you build your house out of brick or out of jelly? Would it be on the ground or in a tree? Would your shops sell envelopes and sweets or shoes for superheroes? Would you ride a train to town, or a dinosaur?

Taking the reader on an extraordinary visual journey through her imaginative world, award-winning illustrator, Laura Carlin, inspires children to look, draw and make first from life, and then from the imagination through sharing her own personal thought-processes and drawing techniques.

Using the narrative of a day from getting up in the morning, to going to bed at night Laura shows children how she records every day things and events on paper, and then improves them through her wild and witty imagination helping children form a visual manifesto of their own world, and enthusing them to find enjoyment and entertainment in drawing and creating with the most everyday objects.

By Laura Carlin