Imaginative journeys for the whole family
by Karen Fisman (Kar Ben, £5.99) is a reassuring picture book for ages up to seven, featuring a mixedfaith family — and some female Maccabees. A memorable picture book for grown-ups is (Blue Rider Press, £29), in which Archie Rand depicts all 613 commandments in a style described by as “a dash of magazine, a spoonful of some grotesques, some superheroes, always action, emotion, drama”.
Artists of all ages can have fun with (Macmillan, £10), which encourages us to participate in telling a story by completing top illustrators’ pictures. Also excellent is
a step-bystep guide by Linda Nissen Samuels (£5.99).
by Marina McIntyre (Walker, £14.99) is a five-star National Theatre production, a lavish hardback tracing the journey of an NT play from concept to performance.
For those stay-in and curl-up days, try the chivalric epic
by Tonke Dragt (Pushkin, £16.99); Neil Gaiman’s creepy comicbox set (Bloomsbury, £21); and the cosy
by Michael Bond (Harpercollins, £8.99). 1. A lost chanuciah brings the family together 2. Behind the scenes at the NT 3. Spooky, madcap adventures from Neil Gaiman 4. Letters from the marmaladeeating migrant to Aunty Lucy in Peru 5. Colour-coded knights compete 6. What will you draw inside the hungry dog’s tummy or at the end of that lead?
Draw It! Colour It! Creatures
Draw Queens, Kings and All Things Royal,
The Secrets of the