Melbourne-based artist turned author Kat Macleod’s endearing new children’s picture book blends together all of her favourite things: illustration, fashion, storytelling, nature and books.
We’ve been following Kat’s creative career for almost a decade, and after the pandemic she dove into her life-long dream job of making children’s books – releasing five in just 2021 alone!
Now, The Tiny Tailors is designed to follow on from Kat’s last book, The Tiny Explorers, which takes a look at the natural world up close from the perspective of her pint-sized characters. Each one is no taller than a pin, but Kat says what the tiny tailors lack in size, they make up for with creativity!
‘It’s a story about a group of fashion designers,’ she adds. The new release invites adults and children alike to follow along as they craft outfits out of petals, leaves and treasures found in a giant botanic world filled with colour.
Designed for kids aged 2-8, the book is all about encouraging readers to interact with nature, while also learning the ‘magic’ of plants and the colours of the rainbow.
Kat’s imaginative mixed-media illustrations almost leap off the page, and there’s plenty of special design features you’ll notice when you get your hands on the book – including the petal-pattern grain on the beautiful cover!
Published by Thames & Hudson, The Tiny Tailors is available from April 25.