Topsy Turvy World by Hans-Georg Barber
  

Topsy Turvy World

Written by Hans-Georg Barber
Illustrated by

Synopsis

Topsy Turvy World by Hans-Georg Barber

A fantastical illustrated book where mice chase cats, penguins live in the jungle, cars fly, and airplanes float!

Reviews

Topsy Turvy World is brilliantly conceived, beautifully executed, and not quite like anything else in kids

--BoingBoing If Salvador Dali made a picture book, it might look like this. In this surreal world, everything is the opposite of what you'd expect. --School Library Journal

--Kirkus Reviews

A fantastical illustrated book where mice chase cats, penguins live in the jungle, cars fly and aeroplanes float! [...] This luxuriously varnished book is beautifully drawn by Atak, one of Germany's top illustrators. --Brickbat Books

Topsy Turvy World is a cleverly conceived, somewhat bizarre role reversal wordless picture book by German illustrator Atak. His surreal illustrations are truly a visual feast with their riot of colour across the double-page spreads. --Outside In World

As soon as you pick up this book you know you are not dealing with your average kids book. Atak is a German folksy illustrator and this book is like turning pages of an art piece - each page thickly covered with colour and detail. --Babyccino Kids Topsy Turvy World is a cleverly conceived, somewhat bizarre role reversal wordless picture book by German illustrator Atak. His surreal illustrations are truly a visual feast with their riot of colour across the double-page spreads.

It will delight a wide range of young people, confounding their expectations of what a picture book can be, encouraging discussion and subtly developing visual literacy. This would be a welcome addition to any bookshelf.

About the Author

Hans-Georg Barber, who uses the pseudonym Atak, studied visual communication at the Hochschule der Kunste in Berlin. In 1989 he co-founded the avantgarde comics group and magazine Renate, and in 1992 his first graphic novel, Atak - The Flowers of Romance, was published. He now lives and works in Berlin and he also holds a Professorship in Illustration at the Kunsthochschule Burg Giebichenstein Halle - an art college in the town of Halle, close to Leipzig in the former East Germany.

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Book Info

Format

Hardback
30 pages

Author

Hans-Georg Barber
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Publisher

Flying Eye Books

Publication date

1st March 2013

ISBN

9781909263048


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