Matt Ottley is always a gem. The pictures in this book are some of his finest yet. You can feel the warmth of the sun sliding through the trees in the forest; the colour of the circus, the emotion on the children’s faces – from happiness to gloom and back again and all things in between. The colours and imagery are marvellous. Each page delivers a new message and they could stand alone as pieces of art, let alone part of the story.
Proven champion of illustrations, none more so than with this masterpiece.