Have you taken children to a gallery recently? Did you struggle to explain the work to them in plain, simple English? With this new Dung Beetle book, both parents and young children can learn about contemporary art, and understand many of its key themes.
The jolly, colourful illustrations will enable your child to smoothly internalise all of the debilitating middle-class self-hatred contained in each artwork.
New words on every page will also help your child to identify core concepts, so that they may repeat them at dinner parties to impress educated guests.
We go to the gallery is the first in a series of Dung Beetle learning books designed to make scary subjects approachable for under-5s. Printed in bold colours and written in clear, simple English, each book will drag families into the darkest recesses of the collective unconscious, for their broader cultural benefit.
Miriam Elia is a visual artist and Sony-nominated comedy writer. After graduating from the Royal College of Art in 2006, her diverse work has included illustrated books including We go to the gallery and The Diary of Edward the Hamster, as well as prints, drawings, short films, radio comedy and animations. Her work has featured in the Independent, the Guardian, Dazed & Confused, Hunger and Pop. She frequently writes in collaboration with her brother Ezra Elia, who co-wrote this book.