This beautifully illustrated book arrived on our doorstep the other morning as if by magic (or it might have been the Royal Mail – who knows). Anyhow, ‘Cuatro cuentos y el cuento más bonito del mundo’ is a wonderful childrens story book, full of the most beautiful and magical illustrations, by a very talented young Spanish artist Maria Cobo.
I perhaps first meet Maria 8 or 9 years ago, when she was an Erasmus exchange student studying in Leeds at the Metropolitan University. Since that time I have had the opportunity to see her work in a range of media including: video (performance), photography and print. And across a range of media her work is always engaging, thoughtful and beautiful. This book is no exception, through her illustrations Maria creates a magical world utilising a range of styles and techniques, with fine details that continually delight the eye from page to page. I’m not able to do the book justice in terms of any kind of review, however, what thought i might do is let one or two of my favourite details from the book do the talking for me. And thank you so much Maria for your wonderful generosity.