Author(s): Craig Shuttlewood
Trace the Trail: Through the Town is an exciting day out in town that you can follow with your finger! This interactive book for toddlers lets them explore the world by tracing a tactile pathway. Each spread will feature a vehicle on its way through the city travelling through ups and downs and contrasts. A train will over the bridge and under the ground, a car will go up and down the street. Craig Shuttlewood's bold illustrations make this a dynamic and graphic cityscape.
Through zooming cars you weave and curve, in and out you speed and swerve!
Two board books, in a new series Trace the Trail, help young children understand the world around them. In each of these books we are taken on a journey through a particular environment and have to navigate our way along the route provided. there is minimal text, but well chosen and rhymes in a way that carries the story along. What I really like are the delineated paths which a child can follow with their fingers and which provide that sense of interaction with the story. The pictures are simple, bright and each double page spread is in a different colour combination, which reflects the environment being looked at. Carousel Magazine
Craig Shuttlewood is an artist and illustrator from Brighton, East Sussex, who exhibits his artwork regularly. His debut book was Who's in the Tree That Shouldn't Be?