Lift-the-flap Fairy Tales

Posted on November 16, 2016 by

We’ve been so pleased with the response to our latest illustrated book, we just have to share our excitement! Lift-the-flap Fairy Tales is a lift and explore adventure with beautiful illustrations by Victoria Ball.

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There are so many familiar characters to spot in every scene and under each integrated flap!

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Lift-the-flap Fairy Tales has been featured in the UK’s Independent Online’s Best Books for 4 to 7s.

“Although lift the flap books often appeal to younger readers, the beautiful illustrations of classic fairy tales in this book make it a winner with all ages.

Read the full article here and watch our video for a peek inside.

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We caught up with Victoria about why she loved illustrating the book. . . .

Q&A

What is your favorite fairy tale and why?

My favorite fairy tale has always been Little Red Riding Hood, which is why this was such an exciting project for me. I grew up with the Brothers Grimm version where the huntsman comes to the rescue at the end. The wolf illustration in my copy was terrifying and I loved it!

Which bit of the book did you enjoy illustrating the most?

I enjoyed illustrating all of the scenes in the book, but most of all, Little Red Riding Hood. I love using the color red, it makes an appearance in almost all of my illustrations and this was the perfect opportunity to use it.

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You use beautiful collage textures in your artwork. How do you do it?

I like to collect and scan interesting textures and vintage fabric swatches to use in my work. I often photograph objects that might be useful for collage, or scan in bits of paper, or wood. I’ll hand paint various textures and backgrounds using inks, watercolor, or acrylic paint . . . anything goes really!

To buy the book, click here.

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