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Rhyme Cordial
  • Designers' Choice
  • Winner

Designed by
Miriam Rosenbloom, Antonia Pesenti
Best Designed Children's Illustrated Book, Designers’ Choice Children’s/Young Adult Book of the Year
Scribble Kids' Books an imprint of Scribe Publications

About the Designer

Miriam has been a book cover designer for over a decade. She has lived in Melbourne and in London where she worked freelance and in-house for a number of publishers including Faber & Faber. Miriam returned to Melbourne in 2011 and took up the role of Art Director for Scribe and Scribe UK. In 2016 she launched Scribe’s first picture book imprint, Scribble. She is one of the founding members of ABDA.

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Design Rationale

Rhyme Cordial is a toddler-board book take on absurdist wordplay, in which each seemingly straightforward spread lifts to reveal a surreal rhyming switch in words and illustrations. Antonia Pesenti’s idea for the book arrived almost fully formed; the rhyming swaps were established, but not the way to physically execute the concept. We tried page layouts, sizes, and specifications to get the right result before settling on an oversized boardbook with full-page flaps. The market in Australia for locally originated concept board-books, which are traditionally low-cost items, is relatively untested. We were attempting to enhance the perception of their value.

186 x 233 mm
No. pages
22pp + 10 gatefold flaps
Special finishes
High-gloss board book with gatefolds
Internal Design
Miriam Rosenbloom, Antonia Pesenti
Antonia Pesenti
Miriam Rosenbloom
Leo Paper Products
Antonia Pesenti