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Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Book Review: A Sky Full Of Kindness By Rob Ryan

I picked up this quirky gift book A Sky Full of Kindness by Rob Ryan from the $5 bookstore in the CBD last week

I recognised the artworks on the cover which is by the incredible artist Rob Ryan who cuts out all the letters and pictures by hand. So amazing. I have a tea towel from this designer too  which was a freebie with an Inside Out magazine and I have all intentions of framing it for the kitchen but for now it's tucked away safely in the linen cupboard.

So about the book, the story is meant to be a children's book about two little birds who become parents. I'm not a parent, I don't have kids, but I think this book is just gorgeous and would suit any artistic adults who would buy it just for the quirky pages. Of course it would make a cute childrens book too. I'd be tempted to colour photocopy some of the pages and frame them they would make cool diy art (or maybe I'm a little obsessed turning my books into art at the moment!)

Here are some more pages from the inside

I give this book 5 stars, I love the design and the words it's a sweet little story

Jarrah Jungle's Star Rating:
1 Bad - I'd rather eat brussel sprouts topped with anchovies than read this again
2 Not Good - I'd rather watch re-runs of Neighbours than read this again
3 Ok - I'm sitting on the fence - its not great but not terrible either
4 Good - I'd pass up a pack of tim tams for this read
5 Great - I'd pass up a date with Johnny Depp for this read

[All images my own]

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  1. Rob Ryan's work is just gorgeous so I'm not surprised his book is such a delight. Thanks for the review, Michelle. I'm going to keep an eye out for this one. x

  2. Gorgeous book, I've never heard of Rob Ryan before but this has made me want to find out more about his work, thanks.

  3. I LOVE Rob Ryan's work! I just recently bought his set of 4 plates for my friend for her wedding present (it took SOOO much restraint to give them to her and not keep them for myself!)

    $5!? Bargain!! Which book store in the CBD, and did they have any more?

  4. There are 2 stores they have some great books all $5 - one on Hay St near David Jones and the other upstairs in Carillion Arcade, not far from Myer. I went back and sadly there were none left but Im keeping my eye out you never know :)


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