This is Not a Book by Jean Jullien, Meagan Bennett
  

Synopsis

This is Not a Book by Jean Jullien, Meagan Bennett

A deceptively simple format that encourages children to see things quite differently

Reviews

When is a board book not a board book? When it's a laptop computer, tent, or butterfly with flapping wings. And thanks to Jullien's bold cartooning and clever rethinking of how the facing pages of each spread interact, this delightfully designed book transforms into those objects and many more. -Publishers Weekly - Best Books of the Year A witty board book that's perfect for inquisitive preliterate kids. -Financial Times A visual riot, glossy high quality pages with two-page spreads of vivid illustrations. No words! My boys used their own words, made up stories, acted out scenes, mimed the actions for the pictures. It fires up imaginations; it gives your children stories. An imaginary treat. -Guardian.com This wordless picture book is simply brilliant! This is a book (not a book!) that works on so many levels - it will entertain the littlies... engage and inspire the slightly older kids, and perhaps remind any adults who might have forgotten that books can take us anywhere we want to go. Books really are so much more than 'just books'. Jean Jullien = creative genius. -Kids

... Perfect for developing kids

-The Sun A fabulous board book designed to challenge younger readers to think creatively about objects in their everyday lives. Really unique. -Angels & Urchins This is Not A Book. It's not. It's a fridge full of food, a laptop, a piano. It's an attempt to get kids to play with the world around them, and it's created by Jean Jullien, the designer and satirist behind the 'Peace for Paris

-The Observer Magazine It can used as a pretend piano, and there's a monster lurking on one page. Look out for the twist at the end - it folds out to become a house. -Evening Standard Every page brings a new surprise... won't fail to spark your child's imagination and inspire them to create artworks of their own. Especially when they discover this book's hidden secret, which will leave them wondering... Is it really a book at all? -Smallish In a tour-de-force of visual transformation, French graphic designer Jullien makes good on the promise of the title, turning this board book into a laptop, butterfly, fridge, tightrope, human rear end (yes, that's right), and more. The magic lies in Jullien's loose, expressive cartooning and smart use of the hinge at the center of each spread-after the book is turned sideways, the hinge separates the laptop's keyboard from its screen, just like a real one, while a scene of a boy reading in a tent demands to be propped up, tent-style. The final pages-a pair of hands to clap together-deliver some well-deserved applause. -Publishers Weekly, Starred Review [Jullien] is a rising star, famed for his bold, black-pen drawings and playful take on the world -Metropolitan, Eurostar magazine Probably the most unique book concept I've seen in a while... The children love this book -Diary of a First Child Fine example of engaging a much younger audience in the love of books. We love this! -Picture Book Blogger Jean Jullien engages kids

... Very enjoyable indeed. -Absolutely Mama The simplicity of the artwork makes this book very user-friendly and I can easily see how it can provide a lot of fun ... A brilliant not-a-book, or better still, more-than-a-book. -The School Librarian Will allow adults and children to create own their own stories. Views from many angles help inspire the imagination for all. -Inis, Reading Guide 2016/17 (Ireland)

About the Author

Jean Jullien is a French graphic designer whose practice ranges from illustration, to photography and video, to costumes, installations, books, posters, and clothing. His clients include: The New Yorker, The New York Times, the Guardian, Tate, Channel 4, Nike, BMW, Colette, Byron Burger, and Carluccio's. He lives with his wife in London.

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Book Info

Format

Board book
32 pages

Author

Jean Jullien, Meagan Bennett
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Publisher

Phaidon Press Ltd

Publication date

28th March 2016

ISBN

9780714871127


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