Mr Left & Mr Right

Mr Left & Mr Right
Daniel Fehr and Celeste Aires
Templar Publishing

Now here’s a book that makes ingenious use of flaps and the central gutter.
It stars Mr Left who lives on the left page and Mr Right who lives on the right page.

Thus far, the neighbours have never met but now they want to and therein lies the problem. There doesn’t seem to be a way to cross that central divide, no matter what they try.
Jumping across is a resounding flop …

as is climbing right over.
Digging under is an absolute disaster …

so seemingly, loneliness will continue to rule.
Unless that is, one of the characters can come up with a brainwave – some divergent thinking maybe.
Celeste Aires cleverly exploits the basic shape and form of the book and its pages using simple shapes and a restricted colour palette of matt red, blues, yellow, white and black to create a wholly satisfying treat that works in perfect harmony with Daniel Fehr’s cleverly conceived text.
I suspect this will appeal across a wide age range and has much to offer anyone studying picture book form be it in primary school or college.

I’ve signed the charter 

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