A story about using creativity to beautify where you live, featuring nontraditional and street art–inspired illustrations
On a small island, in a gigantic sea, lives Ari. Ari longs for the large ships to stop at his island, he longs to see remarkable things and to have interesting friends. On a small island, in a gigantic sea, Ari has an idea. A dazzling idea. An irresistible idea.
A beautiful story about using your creativity to enhance the place where you live by renowned and award-winning artist, street artist, and illustrator Kyle Hughes-Odgers.
About the Author
Kyle Hughes-Odgers is one of Australia's leading young visual artists. For almost a decade he has exhibited artwork and created public art extensively throughout Australia and internationally, including New York, Los Angeles, London, Hong Kong, Singapore, Berlin and Cambodia. His work has been featured in publications including Kingbrown magazine, Street Art New York, and widely online through artist features, films, and interviews. He is the illustrator of Ten Tiny Things.
“Initially it’s the artwork in On a Small Island that draws the reader in, with its inviting palette of bold blues and warm oranges, and its collage like appearance. Artist Kyle Hughes-Odgers’ unique style is intricately detailed, and offers the reader so much to explore on every page . . . Hughes-Odgers uses simple but well-crafted language throughout, and gives Ari that hint of quirkiness that makes him endearing to the reader. There is a gentleness to the tone and pace of the book, and its simple storyline, with themes of loneliness, patience and creativity, is heartwarming and delightful . . . Suitable for readers aged three and up, this picture book will undoubtedly stir the hearts of both young and old.” —Junior Books+Publishing