As you can see from the photo above, stacks of boxes are beginning to take over our office! No, we haven’t decided to build ourselves a fort- they are of course full of wonderful new books! So, even though we’re a little bit compromised for space at the moment, we don’t really mind because at least we have lots of lovely things to look at as we shuffle past on our way to make a cup of tea!
As usually happens when we’re overwhelmed with delivery, the boxes have been full of some excellent new books and we were particularly taken by Viviane Schwarz’s Welcome to your Awesome Robot.
Part picture book, part interactive build it yourself manual, Viviane’s graphic novel-style illustrations take you through one child’s task of turning an empty cardboard box into a robot-tastic piece of engineering while providing the reader with all the information they require to make their own version at home. Totally fun and a brilliant multi-faceted read guaranteed to provide inspiration for a crafty afternoon this autumn.
Rest assured, once those boxes are all unpacked then we’ll be having a team-building robot craft session… Maybe.
(Welcome to your Awesome Robot by Viviane Schwarz, Flying Eye Books, £8.99, 9781909263000)