Naturally, I did buy this book because of its James Marsh cover(!). A British illustrator, designer and author, Marsh (b.1946) was a huge influence on advertising, editorial and publishing art and design in this country - and abroad. He gained fame from the late 1960's (being involved with projects like "The Beatles Illustrated Lyrics" and Warhol's "Chelsea Girls" poster) and went on to become a major figure in the advertising and publishing world in the 70's and 80's - his collaboration with the British pop group Talk Talk on their album covers being one of the most memorable) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Marsh_(artist) I decided to enlarge some sections of this book jacket just to highlight the attention the artist pays to details and communicative ideas.
Another one of Korky Paul's zany books - and I've got quite a few! The plot is simple enough: Winnie the witch is losing her grip when riding her broom and bumps into various things with terrifying results. And while in despair, trying to figure out what's going wrong with her broom she runs into an optician! Check out the pirate below testing out a new pair of glasses and the eccentric optician herself below that. Great characters and a very funny story. Every page is full of "visual" jokes, many embedded in the fine details of the artist's amazing illustrations.