GULLIBLE'S TRAVELS (© JA DURNO 2007)
Who needs Tv, when a toilet-roll-telescope can ZOOT you around the world in mere minutes!
When Gav gets reading his Big Bathroom Book his imagination draws him out of his humble home & drops him ZAP! in the middle of fantastic lands.
Here he eats dust with Colonel Custard, crosses the Great Lakes on the back of a giant kangaroo & plays frisbee with the sun!
Somewhere between biscuit canyons, paint lakes, teacup castles & tin-can Baobabs he expends huge amounts of creative energy, which make for absolutely fabulous fun. WOW!
Gav's friends call him, Gullible, to believe in the ancient magic of books - but then so are we, that's why we're busy reading them right now....
Sally Whines' illustrations of Jolanta Durno's witty, woozy & wacky tale are brilliant.
Combining indigenous craft with digital photography, they make for visual feast!
Included within the pages are beadwork, wirework, fabric-printing, clay modelling, acrylics & oils, and skilfully hand-rendered water-colour illustrations.
Sally has made use of pot-scourers & broom bristles in some of her characters, as well as recycled waste to create a psychedelic baobab tree.
Africa is, after all, the cradle of humankind, and of storytelling.