"All aboard!" calls the station master. So starts a magical train ride with Jango Jenkins and his Dixieland Band, Oscar the magician, Miss Trixie and her pug dog Napoleon. This is about what happens when a pleasant journey goes all wrong. The pug goes missing. The bridge ahead is missing. And, the handle on the train brake is broken. Only in the series of books created by this Seattle author/illustrator under the general series title of Monkey World can the solution to this pickle involve shedding all weight to attempt to fly the train!
Matthew Porter is a children's book illustrator and writer. His stories and imagery present the perfect balance of nostalgia with modern elegance. His work has become ubiquitous throughout the Pacific Northwest and he has been called the undisputed king of the hipster board book genre.
His books are populated by wide eyed animals and his cheeky monkeys. Matthew's pieces are acrylic paint on wood. The artwork is sanded to highlight the woods natural grain and is rounded out by his use of strong bold lines.
"All aboard " calls the station master. So starts a magical train ride with Jango Jenkins and his Dixieland Band, Oscar the magician, Miss Trixie and her pug dog Napoleon. This is about what happens when a pleasant journey goes all wrong. The pug goes missing. The bridge ahead is missing. And, the handle on the train brake is broken.
In his new picture book, Etsy indie artist and Monkey World creator Matthew Porter creates a parade of colorful animals that trot, run, and scamper across the pages. A tiger chases a bear, which chases a pig, which chases a fox, and on it goes To find out who is chasing whom, simply turn the page. Using bold colors and distressed pinewood, Porter creates texture and movement in his artwork.
What if monkeys were astronauts, pirates, cowboys and queens? This zany ABC is complimented by Matthew Porter’s bold illustrations. His images that are painted on pine boards, sanded for texture to show the wood's grain, then finished with a veneer. Edgy yet lovable, these paintings include wide-eyed janitors and ventriloquists.
What if a monkey were an astronaut? A pirate? How about a cowboy or a queen? Matthew Porter's stylish new alphabet book depicts these delightful creatures in an amusing array of occupations.
From a scurry of squirrels to an army of frogs, this book of collective animal nouns will delight young ones, who will be thrilled to discover that the collective noun for skunks is a "stench" and the collective noun for mice is a "mischief." Matthew Porter's unique art, painted on pinewood then sanded to a finish, is perfect for depicting these interesting and unique nouns.
Following "ABC" and "Count the Birdies, " "Flowers" is the third board book by Matthew Porter, an artist from Seattle with a growing national following. The book, featuring gorgeous flowers in Porter's signature style of funky acrylic and ink paintings on wood, teaches little ones their colors.
Matthew Porter's "Count the Birdies" is a beautifully designed and crafted board book that not only helps children learn to count, but to recognize colors as well. Based on Japanese woodcuts, Porter's lovely illustrations picture house sparrows perched on white pear blossoms, tiny hummingbirds flitting among pink cherry blossoms, and other common birds and flowers.