page size 23 x 31cms. I wanted a few examples from this book to explore the way someone more used to expressing himself in black and white takes inventing and implementing to a child's book in colour. Nicholas Bentley might be taken as another examples.
Hoffnung favoured the piling up and layers of visual information, often in tiny particles of amusing observation. It is often so difficult in black and white to control the balance between the overall composition and the conflicting details. The difficulties are compounded in full colour, and particularly on this scale.
What is never in doubt is his creation of a consistent mood in responding to the Colette text, and in particular the interaction between the central character with his unfortunate haircut and cruel ways, and the galvanised inanimate objects and animals that seek to teach him a lesson.