Smiling like Sunshine: Opposites and Numbers by Patrick George {Review and Giveaway}

Saturday, 25 February 2012

Opposites and Numbers by Patrick George {Review and Giveaway}

Remember the books by Patrick George? I had reviewed his fabulous books Colours and Shapes back in November and now two of his books are hot off the press: The hardback edition of Opposites is just published.
The concept used is the same: Acetate paper to make use of visual effects and this works beautifully with bold and colourful illustrations.

11 pair of opposites are illustrated in the book. I think my favorite is this one:

The second book is Numbers: 

There are 10 flies flying around in this book. They are gradually reduced to one and it is great fun to discover where each fly went!
Patrick George's books have become firm favorites with my five year old. So I was delighted to learn that these books are now available in French, Spanish and Catalan. These books are visually very appealing for the children and I love that they create an interaction between the adult and the child.

And now for the exciting part: I have two copies of each book to giveaway to you lovely readers! Please enter through the Rafflecopter system.

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3. Closing Date 3rd March 05:01 am
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Disclaimer: Thanks to Patrick George for providing the sample and competition  copies. All images © Patrick George 

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  1. I learned that he publishes his own books - love that!

  2. i learned that the books have cleverly designed see through pages that change the pictures on the other fun!

    catherine0807 at hotmail dot com

  3. I learned that Patrick George does graphic designing for other companies. These books look fab!

  4. Patrick George does graphic design for other companie

  5. Transparent pages to allow the picture to change on each page


  6. He done illustrations for The Times

  7. I learned that he publishes his own books

  8. Brilliant concept. I love the simplicity.

  9. I learned his has done illustrations for lots of magazines- including GQ and Men's Health.

  10. He created the exhibition panels for the House of Commons, which is where the husband works. Coooool. :)


  11. I learned what a "school of whales" and "parliament of owls" is from Patrick George's web site :)
    And also how brilliant their books are.

  12. Would love to win these. I have the colours and shapes books which are fab.

  13. I learned that a group of owls is a 'parliament of owls.'

  14. what beautiful books - would love to win a copy

  15. what fun and interesting books!