I am a minibombo book: a little book buzzing with a big idea. If you have always wanted a pet, but your parents have never let you ... this is the book for you. Because, inside the pages of this book, your new hamster awaits. Isn't she cute? Just look at her ruffly fur! As a pet-owner, it's your job to tickle her tummy (with your finger), watch her tricks (give her a cheer!) and clean up after her, too (but don't forget to use a tissue!). It's hard work - phew! - but it's so much fun. From minibombo, the creators of The White Book and Black Cat, White Cat comes a playful picture book that cleverly encourages you to interact with the physicality of the page itself, and a book that will, with your imagination, bring a sunflower seed-eating, fuzzy furball of a hamster to life. Squeak! Check out www.minibombo.com to find plenty of fun ideas for playing and creating inspired by this book!
This monochrome picture book tells a funny story in a super-stylish way and brims with child-appeal. Black Cat is entirely black and only goes out in the day, while White Cat is entirely white and only goes out at night. Curious about the worlds they never see, the two cats venture out at different times, meet, and become inseparable. The story is told on alternate pages – black on white, then white out of black and there are patterns and shapes galore for children to spot. There’s a lovely twist at the end, too – you’ll never guess what colour the cats’ kittens are! ~ Andrea Reece
Super simple, super stylish, this book proves that picture books don’t need words to tell a story, make you think, or make you laugh. A little boy paints a white wall bright pink with a roller and as the paint goes on, a row of birds are revealed. Turn the page and you can see them fly away. He starts again with bright blue paint, and reveals a shoal of fish, but then they swim off too. On he goes, through green, grey, yellow and purple, each time revealing an animal in the paint, until finally, a puppy emerges from the orange, and the two run off to play together! A celebration of the unexpected and of persistence, this is a clever and immensely appealing book. ~ Andrea Reece
In a story reminiscent of The Gruffalo, this stylish book builds tension via repetition and suspense to a very funny, unexpected ending. Mouse spots a nut high up in a tree and, ‘Mmmmm’, shakes the trunk a little to the left, a little to the right in order to dislodge it. Imagine her surprise – and ours – when not the nut but a fox falls out of the tree. Now it’s the mouse’s turn to be a tasty treat and she quickly takes refuge in the branches. When fox shakes the tree, he too finds himself in trouble, and so on, until at last someone shakes everyone plus nut to the ground. The minimalist illustrations hold the eye, and the punchline lends itself to repeat readings and it’s great fun, especially when the layout asks readers to turn the book sideways to see the full length of the tree. ~ Andrea Reece
A minibombo book: a little book buzzing with a big idea. in Shapes, Reshape! the neat and tidy shapes suddenly get mixed up and become...Buzzy things, Jumpy things, Stripy things and more. Turn the pages to discover the animals and they get bigger and more ferocious. A companion title to Shapes at Play.
A minibombo book: a little book buzzing with a big idea. This delightful tri colour book provides young children with a playful introduction to shapes. Meet triangle, square and circle. Mix them together and discover what other shapes can be made. From houses to trees and even a supersonic rocket! Your little ones will soon be finding shapes everywhere. The companion title to Shapes, Reshape!
I am a minibombo book: a little book buzzing with a big idea. In this fun, interactive picture book from minibombo, there are loads of animals to find on each and every spread - but sometimes they can be quite tricky to spot! Have you ever tried to find a crocodile in green grass? Or a blue hippo underwater? How about four fluffy baby chicks in soft yellow sand? As we visit a different colour landscape at every turn of the page - a flowery purple meadow, a brown woodland forest - try to find the camouflaged critter. Then, with your eyes extra peeled, see if you can spot the sneaky chameleon, who can hide just about anywhere he likes...
I am a minibombo book: a little book buzzing with a big idea. In this playful, interactive introduction to ideas of perspective, you're invited to guess the seven animals that hide in the book's pages. It may sound easy but, at first, you can only see the animals right up close ... and things look so different from up close and faraway! What looks like an elephant's trunk might actually be a little birdie's tail ... and those two googly eyes? Well, when we zoom out, they don't really look like eyes at all! Another funny, wordless picture book from the innovative creators of The White Book and Black Cat, White Cat, this stylish picture book challenges the reader to look at things from a different angle, and forces them to see things anew.
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