Former leading New Zealand publisher and bookseller, and widely experienced judge of both the Commonwealth Writers Prize and the Montana New Zealand Book Awards, talks about what he is currently reading, what impresses him and what doesn't, along with chat about the international English language book scene, and links to sites of interest to booklovers.
Saturday, September 03, 2016
The future of the children's book
1 September 2016 BBC News
Can printed books ever compete for the attention of a generation brought up on video games and elaborate special effects on screen?
The famous author Oliver Jeffers and graphic artist Sam Winston have worked together to create A Child of Books, which presents extracts from 42 classic stories and lullabies in a new way. In the book, words from Gulliver's Travels are turned into waves, an extract from Frankenstein becomes a horned monster, the Grimms' fairy tale Rapunzel cascades as a rope from the turrets of a castle.