The Shape Game
The Shape Game emerged as a result of Anthony Browne's experiences as Illustrator in Residence at the Tate gallery, and was shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway Award.
Based on his own memories as a child, this book follows a family's first visit to an art gallery. It records their reactions to the experience, initially wary but ultimately enthused, how they discover the art, decode symbolism of the pictures and imagine themselves in similar situations to those portrayed.
As they journey home they play the shape game, using their imaginations to turn a shape into a picture.
Browne's customary cross-references permeate the pages, and reflect the family's changing feelings. An inspiration to art interpretation, and to making our own art in one book!