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First of all, I LOVE Edward Monkton. Now that's over with, let's get on with the review.
Love by Edward Monkton is a collection of fun poems, stories and illustrations by Giles Andreae (the same guy who created Purple Ronnie, who was the Vimto mascot at one point). I found this book in a discount shop, and already a fan of Edward Monkton merchandise, I bought it for Christmas for my boyfriend.
The book includes such mini-stories as "I Love You More Than 'Things' ", "The Potato of Love", and "Insignificant Moments when I have Loved you with All my Heart". The stories are simple, just a few sentences each, yet each of them bring a little bit of happiness into someone's day.
The book is printed entirely in black, white and red, which adds to its simplicity, which in turn adds to its charm. The beauty of all of Edward Monkton's work is that every story or poem is accompanied by a line drawing, usually of only two or three colours. Other works by Edward Monkton use different colours, but the red and black on a white background is really effective here.
Basically, if you're a fan of Edward Monkton, you'll love this book.
**Who is Edward Monkton?**
Edward Monkton is a series of products developed by Giles Andreae. Edward Monkton products are hard to describe. They are poems and pictures which have been printed in books, posters, cups, greeting cards and much more. They are silly and cute and simple.
**What is Love about?**
Wow that sounds llike a deep question for a review! Well this book is a collection of poems and pictures all about love...ahhh.
I have decided to best explain Love I'll include a sample of one of the poems;
I will love you...
Till the oceans run dry
Till the sea meets the sky
Till the fish learn to fly
Through a giant meat pie
See what I said about it being silly!
The pictures are cute, simple drawings in black and white and red. I've found it hard to resist colouring in the pictures like the big kid I am!
**So is it worth buying?**
At £4.99 it is not going to break the bank and it is a cute little present idea to give to a partner or friend. Like a little stocking filler. Some of the poems are quite amusing and others are really quite sweet.
It is not that kind of book that is going to have you pondering the deep mechanisms of love and once you have read it once you might occasionally flck through it again. I quite like the idea of reading it and passing it on to someone you love and telling them to pass it on to someone they love once they have read it to.
Edward Monkton products pop up in the most unusual of shops so if you are interested in buying this book or having a look at the Edward Monkton collection (which contains many great gift ideas) I would suggest looking at their website or having a nosey on Amazon.