From one of the most acclaimed and dynamic picture book makers of his time comes a book that tests the very meaning of a picture book story, plays havoc with formal type and design and speaks directly to its readers!
A new picture book from Herv Tullet! How exciting. Open it up - see what's inside! Hello! There's lots of characters. And they're looking right at YOU. They seem to be a bit surprised. Hmmm, maybe they're not quite ready? (The drawing's a bit messy, too. It looks like this illustrator has some more work to do.) Let's read on and see. Uh-oh - it seems the characters don't actually know what to DO! Hang on . there's not even a STORY because - guess what?! - this book isn't FINISHED! But while you're here (and because you probably DO want a story, right?) they're going to try and find one for you. And they might just need the help of a certain author...
Herv Tullet has established an international reputation for his uncanny ability to create dynamic, innovative and enthralling books for young children. In 1994, he published his first book and is now known in France as 'The Prince of pre-school books'. After winning the coveted Sorcieres prize in 2010, Herv's Un Livre sold 65,000 copies in France and 560,000 copies all over the world in 27 different languages. He is celebrated for his interactive workshops and continues, with each title, to provoke surprise and admiration. He lives in Paris with his family.
A wonderfully clever and imaginative book that sets the imagination soaring. I would love to use it with a class of children to inspire their story writing
Parents in Touch
Great fun - playful and inventive
Books for Keeps
Zany picture book that invites reader participation in challenging our understanding of such basic words as "characters", "story" and "book" itself.
Irish Times - Robert Dunbar
This book is brilliant, one of the most enjoyable I've stumbled on in a long time.it draws readers in and is what it means to imagine and play.
The New Review (The Observer) - Kate Kellaway
A masterpiece of a book and a great gift.
Mumsnet Picture Books 2013
Herve Tullet has concocted the most delicious work-in-progress during which he is caught out in his study - bone idle, surprised and very French - a passport snap tells all. 'Um, how did you get in here?" he asks from beneath his Anglepoise. A story about story-telling to divert readers of all ages
The Guardian - Kate Kellaway
Amazingly multi-layered and skilful
The School Librarian