Friday, November 01, 2013

Miss Clara and Barefoot Books

French illustrator Claire Guiral, a.k.a. Miss Clara, has created three sumptuous books for the award-winning publisher Barefoot Books: 'The Twelve Dancing Princesses', 'The Snow Queen' and 'The Princess and The Pea', all exquisitely illustrated in Miss Clara's inimitable style using 3D characters, paper set design and then digitally blended. These delightful books are beautifully produced, lovely to handle and a joy to read. An added bonus is the audio CD which comes along with each of them. In the video below, she talks about her collaboration with Barefoot Books....

the twelve dancing princesses 1
the twelve dancing princesses 2
the twelve dancing princesses 3
the twelve dancing princesses 4

miss clara, the snow queen
miss clara, the snow queen 2

miss vlara, princess & the pea 2 miss clara, princess & the pea 1

...Read Miss Clara's blog here and don't miss a sumptuous spread of her studio in Magazine de Décoration. Take a peek at this gorgeous video below of Miss Clara in her enchanting studio, talking about her work (in French)...

For all you Mom-preneurs out there, read the inspiring story of how two Moms started Barefoot Books (read here), and learn about how to become a Barefoot Book Ambassador here.  We are hosting a give-away of one of their fab books, so check out their site here, choose your favourite title, then leave a comment with us (and your email address, please). Give-away open for U.S. and Canada only (and sorry, no P.O. boxes). And there's extra credit from them if you follow them on Twitter or like them on Facebook!


Jai and Lauren Soloy said...

Hello! A book giveaway - how lovely! My son and I love watching the video for the book "Driving My Tractor" so I would love a chance to win this for him! My e-mail is

Jai and Lauren Soloy said...

How lovely! My son and I love watching the video of their book "Driving My Tractor" so I would love to win this for him!

Sara Simon said...

We love Barefoot Books...I think our most read title has to be The Mountains of Tibet. We would love to win 'The Barefoot Book of Classic Poems' looks beautiful, and one of my sons has just begun writing poetry. It would be wonderful inspiration for both his writing and his art!