Book Review: Meet the Lithographer by Gabby Bazin

“Meet the Lithographer,” penned by Gaby Bazin and released by David Zwirner Books, is an engaging hardcover picture book that delves into the captivating world of lithography. This book, aimed at children aged 4 to 8 years old, is a must-read for fans of “Iggy Peck, Architect” and the “Little People, BIG DREAMS” series.

In this illuminating exploration of a centuries-old printing practice, readers are introduced to the science, art, and history of lithography. The book reveals how this ancient technique has evolved over time to become the method used today for printing books, magazines, newspapers, and posters.

“Meet the Lithographer” takes its young readers on an enchanting behind-the-scenes tour of a lithographer’s workshop, providing an insider’s perspective on the tools, techniques, and tales that shape this artistic profession.

As the second children’s book from David Zwirner Books, it continues the publisher’s mission to shed light on various aspects of the art industry. Printed in three striking colors, the playful illustrations bring the magic of the lithographer’s world to life, allowing readers to experience the charm of the printed medium in a unique way.


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