Post Script: Mulga’s Magical Musical Creatures – Mulga

Mulga's Magical Musical Creatures

Mulga’s Magical Musical Creatures

Mulga

Hachette Australia

Lothian Children’s Books

ISBN: 9780734416704

 

Description:

Guitar-playing fishes? Gorillas on drums? Fluting kangaroos? Join Mulga in his dreamy jungle jam session, where magical animals play sweet tunes from night till day.

 

MULGA’S MAGICAL MUSICAL CREATURES is a rhyming picture book for children that answers the question where does music come from? It tells the story of a musician who finds musical inspiration in his dreams. While he’s sleeping he dreams of banjo-playing owls, jazz-fluting kangaroos, trumpeting elephants and whistling toucans, and when he wakes up he’s inspired to write a song.

 

With a style that is entirely and unmistakably Mulga, this fun and colourful story will delight readers of all ages with its fantastically quirky creatures.

 

Biographical Notes

 

Mulga is Joel Moore, a Sydney-based artist, freelance illustrator and poet who paints murals, designs t-shirts and runs the Mulga clothing label. He draws beards, animals, zombies and wacky characters and has a unique style combining crazy colours overlaid by intricate line work. Mulga runs weekly market stalls across Sydney is regularly involved in live-painting events, group shows, private commissions and shop-front murals. His first book, MULGA’S MAGICAL COLOURING BOOK, was an instant bestseller.

 

My View:

Fun!

Colourful!

Silly rhyming prose!

 

You will adore the art, the detailed drawings and your child will love the bright candy coloured images and hearing you read out loud this happy and fun rhyming story.

 

Post Script: Snowflake Seashell Star Colouring Adventures In Numberland – Alex Bellos with Edmund Harriss

Snowflake Seashell Star

Snowflake Seashell Star: Colouring Adventures in Numberland

Alex Bellos with Edmund Harriss

Allen & Unwin Australia

Canongate Books Ltd

ISBN: 9781782117889

RRP A$19.99

 

Description:

Bestselling author of Alex’s Adventures in Numberland joins the meditative colouring book craze with this mathematical colouring book.

 

Joyful contemplation of mathematical patterns has long been part of the human experience, from the philosophers of Ancient Greece to the artists of the Renaissance, via Islamic design and Hindu mandalas. Now, Alex Bellos, the bestselling author of Alex’s Adventures in Numberland, takes you on a calming and colourful journey into the magical world of mathematics.

 

Snowflake, Seashell, Star is full of intricate and divinely beautiful illustrations, using patterns such as loops, waves and spirals, created by Alex Bellos in collaboration with his friend and mathematical artist, Edmund Harriss. Stretch your artistic talents and embrace mathematics’ aesthetic and conceptual exquisiteness.

 

In 80 glorious images, Alex will teach you how to convey the wonder of mathematics through colour and design. Snowflake, Seashell, Star is an incredible celebration of the overlaps between mathematics and art, learning and play, concentration and calm.

 

 

 

My View:

The introduction to this visually stunning colouring in book says it all “Snowflake Seashell Star is both a field guide for the mathematical adventurer and therapeutic exercise book designed to bring insight and illumination through the mediative experience in colouring in.

 

Not only are the shapes exquisitely pretty, but they unlock the secrets of an intellectual quest that has been under way for three thousand years. Mathematics is the search to understand the patterns of the universe in their purest form.

 

No mathematical knowledge is required or assumed. But even in the selection of your colours to use, you will be engaging and enhancing your mathematical intuition.”

 

This must be my favourite colouring book of the year! Suitable for adults or middle school children upwards, (I think), this would make the perfect gift in any season or for any purpose!

 

 

 

Post Script – Cats Detachable Postcards to Colour In – Mesdemoiselles

This one is for you FF 🙂

Cover Cats

Cats Postcards: Detachable Postcards to Colour In

Mesdemoiselles

Hachette Australia

Octopus Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780600633082

 

 

Description:

Enjoy colouring in these 20 intricate postcards, or send them to budding artists, anyone who is passionate about colouring in or who simply loves cats.

There’s a whole world to create here. After a few moments of colouring in you’ll forget the stresses of everyday life.

 

 

My View:

Great images to colour and you can detach and post them – a fantastic gift idea for a child or the child in you. What more can I add – the description aptly says it all. Creative, stress relieving fun!

 

 

Post Script: Mulga’s Magical Colouring Book- Mulga

Mulga's Magical Colouring Book Mulga Cover

Mulga’s Magical Colouring Book

Mulga

Hachette Australia

ISBN: 9780733634949

 

Description:

Colour the kaleidoscopic world of one of Australia’s coolest artists.

Crazy about colouring in? Looking for mindfulness, stress relief or a creative outlet? Lose yourself in this colouring book from one of Australia’s favourite artists.

Mulga’s colourful art can be found all over the country – in shops and cafes, on t-shirts and soft drink bottles, in ads, laneways and galleries – and now, for the first time, you can colour it in yourself in this gorgeous 80-page colouring book.

Mulga’s work is full of intricate line work and patterns, making it perfect for meditative colouring. There are zombies with beards, toucans in baseball caps, gorillas with facial piercings and all your favourite Mulga creatures ready to be given the rainbow treatment. So, grab your textas or pencils and get to it!

 

My View:

This is a book with a lot of appeal – fresh, fun and contemporary images; think sugar skulls, peacocks, hipsters, Vikings…In fact Mulga names his images, there is a “Cast of Characters” at the beginning of this intricate and beautiful designed book.

 

Mulga is the brand name for artist Joel Moore – a Sydney based, freelance artist, illustrator and poet. Mulga has designed and produced work for his own clothing label and Mambo, Virgin Mobile, Oporto to name but a few of his clients. Mulga has a unique and intricate style – perfect for you to practice and develop your own colouring style.

 

Why are so many adults rediscovering the art of colouring in? As Dr Stan Rodski states in this interview “The Science Behind Adult Colouring Books” by Jeremy Story Carter (ABC Radio National), “It’s a process that takes us to a time that is stress free.” See more about this hugely popular phenomenon here: http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/booksandarts/why-are-australian-adults-drawn-to-colouring-in-books/6750808

 

Many more hours of relaxing are to be found here: https://www.hachette.com.au/search.page?SearchText=colouring   (I quite fancy the Bollywood and Aztec books too)