Featured Illustration – ‘Agatha’s Scooter’ by Anna Pignataro

Our second feature illustration is the charmingly playful Agatha’s Scooter, by Anna Pignataro, from her book, ‘Being Agatha’.

'Agatha's Scooter' by Anna Pignataro from 'Being Agatha' (The Five Mile Press).  Giclee print from the original watercolour, pencil, charcoal, collage.  Print p[rice $120

‘Agatha’s Scooter’ by Anna Pignataro from ‘Being Agatha’ (The Five Mile Press). Giclee print from the original watercolour, pencil, charcoal, collage. Print price $120

This is a book perfect for Cycle 1 children about discovering what’s special about you, having the confidence to show it, and feeling a little bit different to everyone else.  Like our own preschool children at CMS, school is a new experience for young Agatha.  Like many young children, she has bursts of confidence that can quickly change to shyness.  And on top of this, Agatha is the daughter of a pig mother and bear father; it turns out that as half-pig, half-bear child she is a bit different from her classmates, who seem to be only the one species each!

Anna Pignataro’s illustrations breath a whimsical charm and it really seems like the colours added via watercolour and snips of collage bring the charcoal and pencil sketches underneath to life.  The illustration in our foyer, Agatha’s scooter, from the title page of the book, has the lovely sense of movement and play so often seen in young children entirely happy in their own company.  At only 12cm x 12cm, this little print packs a big punch and would be a wonderful addition to a bedroom or play area; perhaps just next to the door to the backyard where your own scooters live!

Come and see Agatha’s Scooter, and all our other prints for this semester, by visiting the Front Office.  And if you’d like to order a print for yourself or a loved one, please complete our order form and return it to the Front Office.

 

(Did you miss last week’s illustration?  Check out Feeding Time, by Shaun Tan)