Wendy and the Wallpaper Cat
by Jason Hook
illustrations by Ilaria Demonti
A beautifully illustrated and original bedtime story inspired by the classic designs of Walter Crane.
Wendy can’t sleep, no matter what she tries. She counts sheep, reads books and even turns somersaults—but nothing works. Eventually Wendy’s parents take her on holiday to stay at her grandfather’s house, and he invites Wendy to stay in whichever room is her favourite. Wendy is amazed to discover interiors covered in wallpapers that come to life, and their sights, sounds and smells fill her head with images and ideas. As she wanders happily from room to room, she finally finds a way to drift off to sleep.
Jason Hook is a writer and commissioning editor of children’s fiction and picture books. He conceived and commissioned the million-selling 30-Second Theories series of popular reference titles with Ivy Press.
“It truly is beautifully illustrated and a completely original bedtime story.”
“This is a fun, lightly interactive book with fabulous illustrations.”
The Hungry Bookshelf
“Illustrator Ilaria Demonti masterfully creates softly drawn characters that blend elegantly into their surroundings. The book is made even more special by the authenticity of the designs of Walter Crane, a popular artist who was one of the pioneers of decorative wallpaper for children.”
Read an interview with the authors on the V&A’s blog.
World: V&A Publishing, 2015
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