Kalamunda Reporter - - Lifestyle -

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 has teamed up with il­lus­tra­tor Moira Court 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.fre­

Pic­ture: Marie Nirme­mu­ni­ d468357

Il­lus­tra­tor Moira Court and au­thor Ezekiel Kway­mul­lina have col­lab­o­rated on the new chil­dren’s book Colour Me.

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