From imaginative story books and titles with a focus on education, to those which effortlessly weave information and narrative together – Flying Eye Books are varied, intelligent and incredibly beautiful!
Whilst the target market for this imprint of Nobrow Press is undeniably children, there is no reason that Flying Eye Books can not be enjoyed just as much, if not more, by adults. After all, the publisher has produced a plethora of innovative and stunning titles – and why should children have all the fun?!
Flying Eye Books have countless amazing qualities which make them appeal to a wide audience; they often have a moral, but don’t feel the need to slap you around the face with it. They tell short stories, not stupid ones, and the artwork within them is produced by some of the worlds best illustrators.
Below is a list of some of my favourite Flying Eye Books and the reasons why they are perfect for an adult audience.
Wondrous, witty and uncontrollably wild, Emily Hughes debut Flying Eye Book tells the story of a little girl who knows nothing but nature from birth.
The buzz around Wild – and Emily’s second title The Little Gardener – has been immense and it only takes a glance at one of its pages to see why. The books stunning visuals are packed with detail, giving eyes of all ages plenty to explore!
Had a crappy day at work? Dont worry – Flying Eye Books have you covered with another debut title, this time from Italian illustrator Simona Ciraolo.
The combination of Hug Me’s adorable main character and its hilarious plot is bound brighten even the dullest of days. The mere introduction of the book Felipe the cactus will melt the iciest of hearts and have you crying tears of joy by the time you get to the end!
Very different from my first two picks, Wild About Shapes is less about texture, more about shape and colour. Using alternate pages of acetate, Jérémie conjures up a world where shapes resemble animals and animals resemble shapes.
A masterclass in intelligent design, the inspirational title will leave you both wanting to publish your own book and dying to go to the zoo!
Blending together magic and realism to create an enchanting and unpredictable tale, The Dinner That Cooked Itself is truly mesmerising! A clear turning point in the story (no spoilers!) transforms the books from a charming tale into an majestic masterpiece. Beautifully illustrated with a contemporary, cinematic feel, I can think of no better way to introduce yourself to ancient Chinese culture.
Since Shackleton’s Journey’s release in February 2014, William Grill has been busy picking up awards and generally just being told what a super-talented individual he is – and with good reason! Shackleton’s Journey is what, in an ideal world, every single textbook would be like.
So if you ever fancy learning more about Ernest Shackleton’s extraordinary and historical expedition across the Antarctic, then look no further – Shackleton’s journey has all you need to know! What’s more, there are countless incredibly detailed visuals for you to admire as you learn!