I Will Not Wear Pink nominated for Kate Greenaway 2017

October 20, 2016

I Will Not Wear Pink has been nominated for the CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal 2017.

English Association review I Will Not Wear Pink

September 22, 2016

What a coup for this newly established publishing house - a new book from this winning and vastly experienced mother/daughter team. It bears all their hallmarks: exuberant, playful language, humour, endearing illustrations and it is a joy to read aloud

Margaret Pemberton reviews Seal Children & I Will Not Wear Pink

August 04, 2016

Margaret Pemberton use to run the Schools Library Service in Bristol and continues to recommend books to schools in the area. Read what she has to say about I Will Not Wear Pink and The Seal Children.

Parents in Touch review I Will Not Wear Pink

July 15, 2016

"Plunkett has been invited to a party by Priscilla - but he must wear pink. Never, he says. Riotous rhyming text sees Plunkett in all sorts of pink... and finally he discovers that there is one shade of pink that is just perfect. Happily, Priscilla agrees with Plunkett and the two pigs fly happily away... all in pink! Just be yourself, and all will be perfect, is the theme of this entertaining story."   

5 stars for Kangaroo Kisses & I Will Not Wear Pink

July 14, 2016

Read what Books for Keeps has to say about Kangaroo Kisses and I Will Not Wear Pink in these 5-star reviews.

Armadillo Magazine reviews I Will Not Wear Pink

July 14, 2016

"Whether you are five or fifty you are sure to enjoy reading this exhilarating and amusing story together."

Booktrust on I Will Not Wear Pink

July 07, 2016

Booktust reviews I Will Not Wear Pink  by Joyce and Polly Dunbar.

Dolphin Book Blog reviews Otter-Barry titles

June 16, 2016

Read what the Dolphin Book Blog has to say about Otter-Barry Books' Spring titles: The Seal Children, The Princess and the Castle, Immi, I Will Not Wear Pink, Zim Zam Zoom! and Kangaroo Kisses.

Booktrust's best books for June

May 31, 2016

Poetry title, Zim Zam Zoom! and Jackie Morris' The Seal Children selected for the Booktrust's Best Books for June. 

Read it Daddy reviews

May 04, 2016

"Checking out Otter Barry Books, we're in absolute awe of their first batch of titles" Read it Daddy reviews The Princess and the Castle, Zim Zam Zoom and The Seal Children

Red Reading Hub reviews I Will Not Wear Pink

May 04, 2016

"Altogether a bravura performance by mother and daughter. One gets the impression that both Joyce and Polly Dunbar had an equally terrific time creating this gloriously dotty, thoroughly upbeat celebration of being yourself."

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HB : May 2019

£9.99

135 x 185mm

112 pages : Age 7+

9781910959800

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Migrations

Open Hearts, Open Borders

From all over the world, picture book illustrators sent original images and personal messages, in postcard form, for Migrations, an exhibition at the Biennial of Illustration, Bratislava, in 2017, curated by the University of Worcester's International Centre for the Picture Book in Society. Over fifty of the cards are reproduced in this very special book. 

The book is divided into themes of Departures, Long Journeys, Arrivals and Hope for the Future.

The facsimile postcard text includes personal messages of hope from the illustrators, as well as quotes from writers including Emily Dickinson, WB Yeats, John Clare, and Anita Desai. Robert Macfarlane has written a poem specially for the postcard drawn by Jackie Morris.

Illustrators include Christopher Corr, Marie-Louise Gay, Piet Grobler, Petr Horacek, Isol, Jon Klassen, Neal Layton, PJ Lynch, Roger Mello, Jackie Morris, Jane Ray, Chris Riddell, Axel Scheffler and Shaun Tan. In total, illustrators from 28 countries have contributed.

Migrations carries a powerful message about human migration, showing how cultures, ideas and aspirations flow despite borders, barriers and bans.

 

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Background information

As the world refugee crisis intensified, back in 2017 two teachers of Illustration at Worcester University had the idea of contacting illustrator friends around the world, asking them to draw and send an original postcard on the theme of Migration, to form an installation at the Biennale of Illustration at Bratislava, Slovakia.

 

The response astonished them, with hundreds of cards and personal messages, forming a visually stunning show. The installation has since been mounted in South Korea and will be displayed at further places around the world, including Amnesty International's London offices in the summer of 2019.

 

Over fifty of the postcards, mailed from 32 countries, are reproduced in actual size in this very special book, to be published on 9 May 2019. All the works have been donated and the book's royalties will be shared between Amnesty International and IBBY (International Board on Books for Youth).

 

Leading children's book illustrators from the UK, including Christopher Corr, Neal Layton, Jackie Morris, Jane Ray and Chris Riddell, have contributed cards, along with illustrators from Argentina to Russia, South Africa to Iran. Australian illustrator Shaun Tan has written the Introduction.

 

Janetta Otter-Barry, publisher of Otter-Barry Books, says: "It's an honour to be chosen as publishers of this book. The fragility of a mailed postcard and of a migrating bird come together so aptly to capture the theme of human migration. It is quite literally formed of images and messages of hope, and I think that people will cherish it for that reason as well as for its brilliant variety and heartfelt approach."

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