Do you like random facts? Do you enjoy animal artwork? Do you love tiny little books that can conveniently be carried with you virtually anywhere???
THEN I HAVE JUST THE BOOK FOR YOU!!
Maja Safstrom is an architect and illustrator from Stockholm who has worked with Ten Speed Press to bring us a small book with a big impact. Coming at a mere 6.3×0.7×7.8 inches in dimension, The illustrated Compendium of Amazing Animal Facts combines pen and ink/black and white drawings with facts about several different animals, all seemingly hand lettered. This book gives us not only peek aat nature, but look at the author’s nature journal (of sorts).
The book is very well made, the cover binding feels nice and fits very well into a hand, the interior pages have the look and feel of thicker art paper, and the entire piece feels like a work of art lovingly created for the audience.
If you enjoy Maja’s style of artwork, as I do, I highly suggest also following her on Instagram!
I’ll leave you with a fact to ponder while you’re waiting on that page to load.
“Penguins laugh when they are tickled.”
You’re welcome and have a marvelous day!