Splat! by Jon Burgerman


Written by Jon Burgerman
Illustrated by Jon Burgerman

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Funny and playful this book will appeal to children’s sense of the absurd and to their delight in mess. A green shape sits centre page opposite a pair of cartoon eyes; what happens when you turn the page? ‘Splat!’ The eyes, now slightly wonky, are smack in the middle of the shape. Now there’s a custard pie on the opposite page – turn over and with another satisfying ‘Splat!’ the eyes are staring out from a blobby, custardy mess. As the book continues there are more opportunities for squidgy mash ups until the final spread swamps everything in ice cream. It’s silly and surprising, riotously lurid, and plays archly with conceptual ideas of the book. Fun for adults and children alike. ~ Andrea Reece


Splat! by Jon Burgerman

When you turn the pages things go SPLAT! A stunningly original story that plays with the physical boundries of the book as an object to encourage interaction and imagination! Every time you turn a page in this book, something gets splatted onto the page opposite!

From custard pies, sandwiches, water balloons, and ice-creams - a whole series of outrageous splats will build and build into a hilarious story that will have children roaring with laughter. Brilliantly original and very, very silly Splat! is so much FUN to share with your little ones.


This brilliantly playful book that experiments with the physical boundaries of the book as an object, encouraging interaction and imagination, seems to be a direct extension of Jon's personality. Oliver Jeffers

About the Author

Jon Burgerman

Jon Burgerman is an award-winning artist creating murals, sculptures, toys, apparel, posters, and now picture books, all with his trademark playful, bright aesthetic. His art is collected worldwide by several institutions including the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. He was born in the UK and currently lives in Brooklyn, New York. Follow Jon Burgerman on Instagram here.

Author photo © Bas Berkhout

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32 pages


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Oxford University Press

Publication date

6th April 2017




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