Wydawnictwo Dwie Siostry, Warsaw, Poland
Kominiarz /Piekarz (Chimney sweeper/Baker)
Text and Illustrations by Dominika Czerniak-Chojnacka
What the Jury said:
Using the graphic stratagem of contrasting opposites, the book illustrates two parallel stories that meet in the middle.
The everyday gestures of grownups are explained through the lives of two brothers with very different jobs.
The illustration has a refined simplicity. The use of black and white underlines the differences in the two occupations, while the addition of red creates a highly effective visual impact.
Dynamic and implicitly musical, the sequence of images is particularly effective, stimulating the young child’s aesthetic and emotional senses.