ACHUKA Book of the Day 21 Jul 2021
“The language is poetic while the illustrations are darkly gorgeous, with muted hues and lifework as blocky as a woodcut… Like its predecessor, [the book] offers balm to the introverted and anyone unsure of their place in the world.” FT
“Illustrations range from a dramatic fish-eye effect to sharp, diagonal lines and dramatic weather changes that fill the page. Joining earth tones with deep jeweled hues of purple and blue, the artwork recalls aspects of Chris Van Allsburg and Shaun Tan; in fact, Tan’s The Arrival (2007) seems an apt pairing. Two spreads of small, black-and-white panels offer a graphic-novel approach to the telling of the grimmer moments in this unusual story. Visually compelling.” KIRKUS
I Get Loud, the follow-up to I Go Quiet, sees the introverted heroine go out into the world as she gains confidence in her voice and makes a friend for the first time.
It is a tale of the emboldening nature of the imagination, the redemptive power of friendship and why we should all embrace our own beautiful, singular weirdness.
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In the studio, working on I Go Quiet: