benjamin sommerhalder

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‘Ghost Knigi’ by Benjamin Sommerhalder is a children’s book that follows the story of a ghost that receives a book where every page is blank. What’s ironic to the tale is that within the book itself, all the pages are quite minimalistic in design. The images on each page consist of the simplistic ghost character design in a spacious environment with a short paragraph, or two, describing the scene. The drawing style is deliberately childish and simplistic, e.g. the ghost is a hooded figure and is defined by his two large eyes. The use of colour in the third image above gives a sense of relief for the reader because the whole book is predominantly monochrome: almost like a reward. Reading the text that comes alongside the images, its grammar is obviously made for children and it captures the theme of the book perfectly for being simplistic in character and form.