It’s a new month and with it brings another new picture book to my postbox! This time it’s Mr. Tweed’s Good Deeds; a delightful new title from the London based illustrator Jim Stoten. Published by Flying Eye Books, the book tells the tale of Mr. Tweed; an anthropomorphic dog who with a penchant for formal-wear and a talent for helping friends.
We first meet him as he sets out on his afternoon stroll, but he soon finds some friends in need of help. Thankfully Mr. Tweed is more than happy to oblige and, with each new encounter, the reader discovers a new challenge to help with. Combining counting activities with the challenge of finding hidden objects, the book is sure to offer plenty of fun for young readers.
Jim’s artwork is perfect for this type of book; think Where’s Wally re-imagined by Richard Scarry with an ample dose of Yellow Submarine. It’s rich in vibrant colour and his charming psychedelic illustrations are bound to entertain both kids and their parents.
I really enjoyed reading about Mr. Tweed’s good deed, particularly as it served as my introduction to the wonderful world of Jim Stoten’s work. His whimsical and quirky style lends a timeless quality to the title and his highly detailed illustrations are a pleasure to explore.
More information and pictures about Mr. Tweed’s Good Deeds can be found on the Flying Eye Books website. Go check it out!