Isac Jacob - Author Bio

Author Bio

Born and educated in Westminster, Isac Jacob is the author and eclectic inventor of the speech prompting personalised lift-the-flap storybook - Who Will We See? In 2020 he relocate closer to family support, with his wife and their two-year-old twins, this move led them to settle in a charming town on the outskirts of London. While trying to prompt his two year old twins to speak, he recalled a memory of a personalised birthday card featured on a beloved programme by the Children’s British Broadcasting Corporation in the 1990s, and had an idea to make a picture book and insert family photos under flaps as the story characters. When he read the lift-the-flap story to their twins they jiggled with joy and literally overnight they both started saying their first words, which were their own names as well as the names of seven other family members included in the storybook!

Design Influences

His art was designed with children, and for young children. His illustrations are inspired by various observations of British life, including the steam locomotive used by the late Queen Elizabeth II, as well as the modern trains operating on the Elizabeth Line, inaugurated by her in 2022 during her Platinum Jubilee year, but also influenced by a visit to the Phi Phi Islands in Thailand. The hand painted finish was hugely inspired by Meghan Markle, the Duchess of Sussex’s hand painted children's book.

His paper architecture was inspired by the Great Books tradition, following in the footsteps of like-minded "book makers" and authors Eric Hill and Rod Campbell and extensively refined in the Business and I.P. Centre at The British Library, drawing on all the expertise gained from his Mathematics degree at King’s College London, and professional experience and attention to detail managing conservation properties in London. 

The book was edited by an exemplary teacher from The Institute Of Education, as qualified by the Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills, creating this one-of-a-kind educational storybook - Who Will We See? 

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