Revel in the warm, inviting, retro-style illustrations from Argentinian creator, Marcos Farina, in these early concepts board books featuring Colors in the Garden and Animal Opposites.
“Geometric flora and fauna introduce 16 different hues in this stylish addition to the Babylink board book series. Expansively interpreting the title, each page features a color and botanical element … learning through pattern recognition, designs populated by snails, pill bugs, butterflies, and more give each page an aesthetically appealing surprise. Publishing simultaneously: Animal Opposites. Ages up to 4.”— - Publishers Weekly
“Bold, playful design … an ideal choice for teaching early learning concepts … The images should provoke plenty of discussion beyond the text, which offers numerous vocabulary-building opportunities … depicting a variety of garden creatures and flora—including roses, hydrangeas, and cacti as well as apple, cherry blossom, and bonsai trees—plus 14 colors, including ‘black and white’ and ‘multicolored.’ Author/illustrator Farina’s high-contrast artwork is dominated by primary colors and uses a retro-fied modern graphic design aesthetic, with uncluttered compositions that are nevertheless rich in personality and detail … should captivate little ones and caregivers alike and are great candidates for solo toddler reading.” (Board book. Birth-4)— - Kirkus Reviews
Straight from Argentina, Marcos Farina studied graphic design and handmade printing techniques and is now teaching at the Faculty of Architecture, Design and Urbanism in Buenos Aires. Marcos’ clean illustrative style is playful and unique; his carefully selected palette is rooted in retro. With ingenuity and a sprinkle of humor, Marcos tackles complex concepts, always seeking a simple, beautifully structured outcome.