Rainbow hues point to diversity in new children’s book Colour Me

Illustrator Moira Court and author Ezekiel Kwaymullina have collaborated on a new children's book called Colour Me.
Picture: Marie Nirme
Illustrator Moira Court and author Ezekiel Kwaymullina have collaborated on a new children's book called Colour Me. Picture: Marie Nirme

IF there are two things children love in a book it’s for the pages to burst with colour and to be given the chance to disappear into their imagination.

Author Ezekiel Kwaymullina teams up with illustrator Moira Court, of Kalamunda, to provide both in the new picture book Colour Me, which uses the different shades of the rainbow to promote diversity and uniqueness.

Court said she loved creating art and embellishing someone else’s words.

She said she hoped the children would love reading the book as much as she loved illustrating it.

“I think this book is special as the writing is lovely, the message of diversity and uniqueness is important and the illustrations are colourful with a rustic handmade quality,” she said.

“As the book is based on rainbow colours I wanted to achieve more of an effect of transparent coloured light rather than anything too solid, so each illustration is made from layers of screen prints using hand cut paper stencils and transparent ink topped off with a patchy textural woodcut or lino print.”

Colour Me is available from www.fremantlepress.com.au.

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