The PossibiliTree

written & illustrated by Tamlyn Young

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“Grown-ups think they are more clever than kids but I don’t think that’s always true. I think grown-ups forget how to do a lot of important things … like how to play and how to see the magic in everyday kinds of things.”  This story is for anyone who wants to carry on growing, grown-ups included! Join Anna Twig in search of something very important!

Tamlyn Young was born in Durban, South Africa and now lives in Limerick, Ireland. She holds an honours degree in Fine Art and a Master’s degree in Visual Art: (Illustration) from Stellenbosch University. Tamlyn uses layers of mixed media and digital collage to create her images. Her creative process begins with drawing and developing these ideas into a visual story. The PossibiliTree is Tamlyn’s first children’s book.

Jay Heale’s Best South African Book 2015
Of all the books sent to me for review in the last two months, none has given me greater pleasure. This clever, attractive, engaging picture-book assumes that children have intelligence. It has a theme rather than a plot – the power and possibility of story. Then Anna Twig, in a green dress with bright carroty hair, goes planting in PossibilitiTree Park (which reminded me of another girl with similar hair in Shaun Tan’s The Red Tree). Each story offered is a new leaf on the Possibiliti Tree. […] The artwork baffles my powers of description. It’s collage + brushwork + atmospheric colour + computer cleverness + telling detail. Evocative. Brilliant. […]

Paperback / 235 x 150 / 32 pages / Bumble Books