Sunday, 21 June 2015

"Whiff" by Ian Whybrow, Illustrated by Russell Ayto (Picture Corgi Books, London 2000) - Part 2

This book should be a classic if it isn't one already! A simple story about accepting - and embracing - the differences between various species (and obviously among us humans!). The cute little pig of the story is plagued by hundreds of flies (and bad smells) that follow him everywhere, causing nuisance to any new acquaintances... Until he finds somebody who really appreciates all those flies!

 This beautiful and very funny story is made even better with Russell Ayto's brilliant drawings. Ayto (born 1960, UK) has been my favourite contemporary children's illustrator for some years now. This short biography on wikipedia is good for reference on the many books he illustrated:

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