Friday, April 1, 2016
ReadItDaddy's Second Book of the Week - Week Ending 1st April 2016 - "This Is Not a Book" by Jean Jullien and Meagan Bennett (Phaidon Publishing)
Posted by ReadItDaddy at 10:00 AM Labels: Board Book, Book of the Week 2016, Jean Jullien, Meagan Bennett, Phaidon Publishing, This Is Not a Book
It's unusual for us to nominate board books for younger children as "Book of the Week" winners. Normally Charlotte is incredibly sniffy about board books and instantly declares them "Babyish" but as soon as "This Is Not a Book" arrived, I could barely prise it out of her hands.
Playfully illustrated by genius artist Jean Jullien and designed by Meagan Bennett, "This Is Not a Book" is more like a toy that you can tuck into your bag and carry around with you, with a ton of opportunities for imaginative play.
So what makes this non-book such a brilliant book? Step inside the covers and you'll instantly see why...!
|A big gaping mouth, perfect for pretending you're a big monster!|
|Ready to play? What's today? It's FRIDAY!|
|There's that cat again!|
|Ooh cheeky! What? It's just a curly black arrow against a pink background? What's the problem here?|
Charlotte's favourite bit: The laptop (which does actually look eerily realistic!)
Daddy's favourite bit: Aw come on, there's nothing wrong with a pert bottom in a board book is there?
(Kindly sent to us for review by Phaidon Publishing)
"This Is Not a Book"
Illustrated by Jean Jullien
Designed by Meagan Bennett
Published by Phaidon Publishing
Publication date: 28th March 2016