Joe's Bros and the Bus That Goes, Illustrated by Pope Twins Oct 28 2020

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Joe's Bros and the Bus That Goes

Illustrated by Pope Twins

Published by SPCK Publishing

This book is the third in the series of Paul Kerensa and the Pope Twins’ fantastic collaboration of modernising classic bible stories. Their unique aesthetic and the use of hand-crafted details, makes their work stand out from the crowd and truly appealing to children!


"We feel so grateful to have illustrated our third book written by the fab and funny comedian, writer and broadcaster Paul Kerensa!
Joe's Bros is a modern twist on the bible classic story about Joseph and his Dreamcoat. Joe was his dad's favourite amongst lots of other brothers, he was spoilt with an expensive coat, and then taken on a rocky journey, until he realised what was truly important in life."

What was it that made this project so fun and interesting for you?
"We loved adding humour to the story with our drawings, it's always the tiny hidden details that catch peoples eye, and that's what Paul loves about our illustrations.

We were able to go that extra mile adding a double decker bus with satnav, a dressed up donkey and a cheeky toucan to an old classic, bringing things up to the modern day!"

What do you enjoy most about the creative process?
"Our illustrations are all hand-painted, and that has to be our favourite part of each project we do, seeing things in print, and knowing that each little face, nose and eye was all created with a tiny paintbrush!"