I’m sayin’ it loud and sayin’ it proud–I love picture books about collective nouns, especially ones with unusual collective nouns I’ve never heard of before. Couple that with hip design and illustrations and I’m as happy as a clam. Or, um, as happy as a bed of clams.
This post is about the book A Zeal of Zebras. Written and illustrated by Woop Studios, it is not only a collective noun book, but also an alphabet book. A Zeal of Zebras is all things cool, from the design of the cover to the collective nouns they chose to include and the illustrations that go along with them.
Woop Studios is another name you might not know, but you’ve probably seen their work. They helped create the world of Harry Potter on the big screen, creating graphics for all sorts of props within the eight films including the Beedle The Bard and Advanced Potion Making books, the items in the Weasley Wizard Wheezes shop, The Marauders Map, and The Daily Prophet newspaper. And that’s just the short list.
Take a look at the cover and some favorite spreads from A Zeal of Zebras. You can see Woop Studios’ design is top notch, and the prints in this book could easily work as art for a kid’s room or playroom. Check out Woop Studios’ website to see which prints are for sale. More on collective noun picture books tomorrow.