Current price: £5.24
Number of Pages: 96
Size: 18 x 18cm
Paper colour: Cream
Paper surface: Smooth
Paper thickness: Good
One sided: No
Drawings go into the spine: Yes
Waterbased pen bleed: Slight
The artwork is everything you've come to expect from GWAW; a page crammed full of literary references, sometimes surreal, always beautiful. The illustrations are very whimsical and dream-like, a perfect match for Shakespeare's tales.
There are lots of small spaces and detail in this book, so make sure you're comfortable with sitting down and spending a few hours on each picture! There is a mixture of double page spreads and single page images, I just wish it was a bit easier to get into the spine on the two-page illustrations.
Last year I caught word that GWAW's next book would be titled Escape to Oz, all about Dorothy and her trip down the Yellow Brick Road, but Escape to Shakespeare's World became the new release. Could this mean that the Cowardly Lion and Tin Man are coming next? I hope so! I can't wait to have a full shelf of these books, I sincerely hope the girls and their publisher continue with this series for many more to come.
Here's my finished page, coloured with Marco Raffine pencils.