This week’s covetable cover is ‘The Fox and the Star’ by Coralie Bickford-Smith who is the award-winning Art Director of the Penguin Hard Back Classics. This short tale artfully encompasses its themes of friendship, adventure, loss and hope in a heart-warming way both adults and children can access and enjoy.
The illustrations themselves were said to have been inspired by the Arts and Crafts movement and the art of William Blake and this can be seen throughout the book. On the cover the fox can be seen looking up towards a night sky littered with tiny stars but one bigger than most in the top right corner. The winding blackberry thorns seems reminiscent of a fairy tale but equally reflects its natural setting. The book itself is a cloth-bound, rich night-sky blue with embossed silver design. It feels like a book that could be handed down through generations and it is beautiful.
‘Star would light the way for fox as he foraged for beetles and went wild in the tangled thorns.’The Fox and the Star – Coralie Bickford-Smith
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