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Blexbolex, Linda Burgess

A stunning book exploring the cycle of the seasons, the passage of time, the way people live, play, forget, remember … Through objects, places and actions, the world is revealed as both permanent and ever-changing. At first glance, this is a beautiful art book reminiscent of the children’s book illustration of the 1960s. The most striking thing about it for me is that it forces you to slow down and to reflect on the associations within, which are not always immediately obvious. When you read the book as a whole, you really do get the sense that the world is both changing and unchanging. It’s a meditation. The more times you read this book, the more you get out of it.


Everything about Seasons is enticing. It’s a gorgeously presented book with thick art-paper pages, rich colour and superb illustrations. One for artists, book designers and oh yeah, I forgot, children!

At the start we are offered the four seasons in four double-page depictions, and from then on the seasons are represented with a word and an image in no particular order. So settle down with your child or your children and let them guess which picture is what season; make up a story with them about the picture; or get arty painting their own seasons. All this in one book? Seasons is everything a book should be. Long live the book!

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