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Wednesday, 13 October 2010

Ivy Loves To Give - Freya Blackwood

Ivy Loves To Give
Freya Blackwood
Arthur A. Levine Books
An Imprint of Scholastic

ISBN 9780545234672

I have had the privilege of reading a few of the books illustrated by Freya Blackwood and have always loved the illustrations. To my knowledge this is the first book both written and illustrated by her and it is amazing. It is so interesting to see her illustrate her own story instead of illustrating for someone else's words. Her artwork always has such soft, sensitive presentations. They draw the reader in. I find myself examining the illustrations more than once.

This book is the story of a young girl named Ivy, who likes to give gifts, but they are not always a good fit. Sometimes they are the wrong size, or do not fit or taste funny, but she continues to give. It is the story of a child with a pure heart who loves and loves to give. It is a wonderful book.

Books by Freya Blackwood:
Two Summers (2003) - Illustrator
The Man from Snowy River (2004) - Illustrator
The Selkie and the Fisherman (2004) - Illustrator
Emily's Rapunzel Hair (2005) - Illustrator
Amy and Louis (2006) - Illustrator
Waltzing Matilda (2006) - Illustrator
No Room for a Mouse (2007) - Illustrator
Harry & Hopper (2009) - Illustrator
Her Mother's Face (2009) - Illustrator
Clancy & Millie and the Very Fine House (2009) - Illustrator
Ivy Loves to Give (2009) - Illustrator & Author

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