Synopses & Reviews
The Book with a Hole
blasts a hole through the middle of the book itself. Sometimes the hole is an eye the reader can look through; sometimes it is a mouth and the reader's fingers make the teeth! The next minute it is a plate (with food drawn by the reader on a sheet of paper behind the book), an obstacle to jump across, or a saucepan. It's crazy! It's a Book with a Hole!
Packed full of Hervé Tullet's zany drawings and inventive ideas, this is bound to enchant children of all ages.
"As the title suggests, this oversize book has a die-cut hole a large semicircle is cut out of the book's spine, which becomes a full circle in the center of the book when opened, serving different interactive functions in a series of spare b&w scenes. 'Who's the king of the castle?' Tullet asks on one spread (the hole takes the place of the royal's head, so kids can 'crown' themselves). In another spread, the hole is in the center of a traffic roundabout, and Tullet suggests placing a sculpture in the center. Some spreads offer explicit instructions ('Crumple up a sheet of paper, make a ball, and play basketball'), and many allow for free, creative expression ('What idea will you have next?'). As with his recent Press Here, Tullet's simple innovation allows readers to become active participants in the experience of reading. Ages 3 8. (May)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
Sparkling with humor and inventiveness, The Coloring Book
is packed full of ideas. Absorbing and stimulating, itll motivate each reader not only to use color imaginatively, but also to think creatively, as he or she responds to the unique challenges on every page.
The perfect activity book to bring out the creative potential in any child.
About the Author
Hervé Tullet is one of the best-known children's authors and illustrators working today. He pursued a successful career in advertising before switching to creating children's books, and his illustrations regularly appear in publications including the New Yorker. His previous books include The Scribble Book and The Coloring Book.