I have written previously about my love of Robert Ingpen’s art. Today on the ABC website there was an article about Ingpen. A book has been released called Wonderlands and it chronicles the art of this wonderful illustrator. I had noticed this book on a recent visit to a bookshop in Canberra and was intrigued to have a quick flip through. One of the books mentioned was Ziba Came on a Boat.
I didn’t know of this children’s book and I decided I would look out for it as it tells the story of a refugee. I was eventually able to get the book at our local bookstore and the illustrations reminded me of the Voyage of the Poppykettle.
Wonderlands is a beautiful book and there is an exhibition in Geelong until 29th October featuring Robert Ingpen’s Storybook Art to commemorate his 80th birthday. I have convinced my husband that we need to see this exhibition so we are off to Melbourne next weekend.