Cooking with Little Leap Forward

An illustration in watercolour, collage and pencil for 'Little Leap Forward' by Guo Yue (Barefoot Books). Research for this image meant hanging out a lot at local Chinese food stores, buying armfuls of beautiful and mysteriously exotic bottles ... enjoying the smells, the drama and rituals of cooking - and eating a fair amount of Chinese food!

In 2014 'Little Leap Forward' was included in the 'Diverse Voices List' - the fifty best children's books celebrating cultural diversity in the UK since 1950.

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