Oh my… Orla Kiely children’s books
When I read in the Bookseller yesterday that Orla Kiely will be publishing a new range of baby and toddler books with Egmont books my heart skipped a small beat. As the very happy owner of two Orla Kiely bags and a bedspread and the want-to-be owner of a lot more Orla Kiely designed bits and bobs, I very much liked the idea. Or did I?
I’m a bit like this. I worry about the motives, the transition from designing homeware and fashion to books that will be enjoyed by children and hopefully help to shape their creativity and their imaginations. There are further plans for baby and toddler clothing and kitchenware off the back of the books. I’m sure they will be lovely. How could they not be? But all the same I just hope the quality is there in the storytelling. September is when we’ll find out.