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The Looking Book

Get inspired - see the world like an artist!

Lucia Vinti

Pavilion Children's


ISBN: 9781843655008

Price: £ 9.99

Publication date: 3 March 2022

Category: Activity & Sticker Books

Look up! Look down! Look around you! This creative activity book for children aged 7+ will encourage drawing, painting, writing and creativity. 

The world around us is full of exciting things – people, places, shapes, patterns, colours – but so much of it passes us by. Changing the way that we look can help us see more of these great things that we usually take for granted, and notice things that can make us smile. Maybe you’ll see a particularly pretty puddle, a building with eyes and a mouth, a cloud that looks like a dog or a dog that looks like a cloud!

This book will help you look closer at everything around you and to record your observations through drawing, writing and photography.

The best way to use this book is to take it out and about with you, and complete the pages that work with your surroundings. It’s full of space to draw, write and stick things in and activities to complete, as well as information about artists that you may not already know. It shows that anyone can be creative and that creativity and inspiration are all around us. The book not only encourages children to create like artists but also encourages them to appreciate their surroundings.

As Paul Smith says, "you can find inspiration in anything and if you can’t then look again".


Lucia Vinti is an Italian illustrator based near London. She makes work about people, places, food and culture, drawing inspiration from the world around her.

Lucia studied illustration at the University of Brighton and graduated in 2019. Working in pencil, pen, collage and paint, Lucia creates joyful and colourful illustrations that reflect on her observations. She hopes that her work can encourage people to see the world in new and exciting ways. Previous clients include Tate Britain and The Modern House.