Kids Gifts & Toys - Meet the Maker Interview

Sydney-based blogger, Lizzie, writes the fantastic "Kids Gifts and Toys" blog, and this week she has kindly featured an interview with me in her "Meet the Maker" segment!

The article is a question & answer based interview, where I discuss my greatest influences, the process of creating The Illustrated Compendium, and making "the final perfect drawing"..! 

I also talk a bit about the balancing act of being a mother and full time illustrator!! 

Have a look through the interview here if you're interested!

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Read Brightly - "Five Fun Parenting Lessons from the Animal Kingdom"

Brightly is a super cool website (and fantastic resource for parents!) that recommends the best books for children, and The Illustrated Compendium has been featured on their website today!

The article connects the animals and facts from the book to "parenting lessons from the animal kindgom," and it's really fun to read this interpretation! 

The lovely article can be found here, so you can read about the ways in which parenting is not so different between us and other animal species! 

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The illustrated compendium featured on Take Two: Dita Von teese and David Chang

Dita Von Teese and David Chang duel reviewed some new products for The New York Times, and my book featured in their segment! 

Fellow animal lover Dita learnt some interesting new facts, and David thinks it's a "cool book"! 

Read their "Take Two" review here

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The Boston Post - Article about the illustrated compendium

A quick piece about The Illustrated Compendium can be found here on The Boston Globe, written by Jan Gardner. 

Gardner approves of the fascinating fact selection, black and white drawings, and writes that the book is "a good one to keep on hand when you need a lift"!

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Live Science - Article featuring THE Illustrated compendium

News website Live Science wrote about The Illustrated Compendium of Amazing Animal Facts here!

You can scroll through ten spreads of the book and read some crazy, hilarious facts about a few of my favorite animals. 

Also, if you are curious to know how I came to write and publish this book, there is a little story included about that!

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Paste magazine - best book covers, march 2016 !

so exciting to find that Paste Magazine has chosen the cover "The Illustrated Compendium of Amazing Animal facts" as one of their 10 favorite of march 2016! YAY! 

They write " Enjoy browsing the gallery to view books that you can actually judge by their covers."

I have to thank Emma Campion at Ten speed press for her amazing layout skills! She really nailed it!

 

THE ILLUSTRATED COMPENDIUM OF AMAZING ANIMAL FACTS

I am so happy that my first real book will soon be released. 

I have illustrated a bunch of animals and selected some fun things about them for you to read!

I hope you will like it!!

 

It will be released march 29, but do apply for my newsletter and/or follow me on instagram @majasbok and I will let you know about all the coming events regarding the book. (giveaways, book signings etc!!)

     

 

 

 

here are some of the animals in the book!!