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Wednesday, 18 January 2017

Sneak Peek: 'Sleep Well, Siba & Saba' by Nansubuga Nagadya Isdahl and Sandra van Doorn


... because I am still a kid at heart, here's a sneak preview of a new children's book published by Lantana Publishing. Out March 2nd, Sleep Well, Siba and Saba is written by Nansubuga Nagadya Isdahl, who was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts to Ugandan parents. It's illustrated by Sandra van Doorn - who was born in a small medieval town somewhere in France.



I had the absolute pleasure of reading this delightful picture book back in December, and I instantly fell in love - the sisters were adorable and the illustrations were so dream-like. Here's a blurb: 

Forgetful sisters Siba and Saba are always losing something. Sandals, slippers, sweaters - you name it, they lose it. When the two sisters fall asleep each night, they dream about the things they have lost that day. Until one night, their dreams begin to reveal something entirely unexpected ...  
With playful illustrations and lullaby-like rhythm, this heart-warming story set in Uganda is truly one to be treasured.

If that's not to get you excited, Lantana Publishing kindly shared with me some promo spreads of the book ... and looking at them really warms my heart. 






PS. Also check out Sandra van Doorn's illustrations - simply magnificent. van Doorn's website also has a few 'work in progress' illustrations, which is a treat if you love seeing an artists process. 

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