Madalena Matoso

Contemporary Books, 3 years +, Tate

When I was Born

Words by Isabel Minhos Martins

Illustration by Madalena Matoso

Published by Tate

I am a VERY big fan of the work by Portuguese studio Planeta Tangerina. The graphics are simple, bold and graphically strong. Originally published in Portugese, the English translation of this poetic tale is simple & sweet. The book is a child's reflection on all of life's discoveries since they were born. An ode to existence! With kick ass graphics. 

Reviewed by Georgia White

This large branched tree endpaper is a superb graphic. A perfect start to this poetic tale of life, celebrating the wonder of our mere existence. Bold, strong and almost festive. Matoso's illustrations are wonderfully striking. Thank you!