Ellen Winhammar

Ellen Winhammar has produced a children’s picture book about two frogs: Malley, the friendly protagonist, and his friend Lelou, the grumpy Natterjack toad. The book starts as a happy wholesome story, but gradually gets darker and more disturbing. The colours at the beginning, as well as surrounding the title and blurb, are bright and colourful, and the speech bubbles are vibrant and prominent. As the tale progresses, however, they slowly get darker and muddier, and the speech bubbles get less prominent until they disappear. The backgrounds also change, becoming harsh and more aggressive.