Author(s): Joanna Walsh
Have you ever sped past in such a hurry that everything you passed was soft and blurry? And did you ever squeeze your eyes so tight that you saw lots of dots of coloured light? In Did You Ever See? Joanna Walsh vividly illustrates the world through the eyes of a small child looking at things for the first time, inviting children and adults to playfull explore the sense of sight. Pondering how things can look tiny from above, enormous from below, backwards in a mirror, wobbly through water, and blurry from a distance, Did You Ever See? appeals immediately to the senses of young readers and puts into words a variety of visual experiences. Children will be inspired to take notice of both what and how they see the world around them, gaining new perspectives as they do.
Joanna Walsh is a writer and illustrator. Her writing is published by Granta Magazine, The New Statesman, The Guardian and many others. She has illustrated for publications worldwide, from The New York Times to Elle Magazine. Her books for adults include Hotel (Bloomsbury), and Vertigo (And Other Stories, 2016).