What is a Treevipus? A fantastic creature with the head of a trunkfish, the body of a weevil and the tail of a platypus, of course! Here, a host of creatures presented in humorous pictures and informative captions take on new names, and a hilarious new identity when their heads, bodies and legs are swapped around as the pages are flipped. In this Mini Edition, Tony Meeuwissen's witty interchangeable text and beautifully detailed artwork combine to make an exceptional novelty book.
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Tony Meeuwissen (pronounced Maywissen) was born in London. He has designed postage stamps for the Royal Mail, covers for Radio Times and Penguin Books, illustrated feature articles for the Sunday Times Magazine, and designed and illustrated two award winning books. He has lived in the Stroud area of Gloucestershire for more than 25 years.From Kirkus Reviews:
This clever and amusing book divides every page into three independently flippable segments. When the pages are aligned properly, they depict one of ten recognizable animals--platypus, baboon, alligator, weevil, opossum, caterpillar, crab, rhinoceros, trunkfish, and ruby-topaz hummingbird--while a brief text explains their salient features. Flip a couple of segments, and there is no longer a baboon, but a bunkfil: the head of a baboon, the body of a trunkfish, and the rear of a weevil, with the name of every combination also spread out across the three segments, as is the text. The description of the new combination is almost nonsensical, but the delivery is deadpan: ``Second cousins to humans and sharing many similar habits, they exude a poisonous slime that repels any would-be predator. Encased in armor, they're found embedded by the nose, legs waving helplessly in the air.'' Amid all the confusion is some sound zoological information, cunningly presented. Meeuwissen has drawn the animals in a jaunty palette of inviting chrome-bright colors, and the book's stout construction will withstand flip after flip. (Picture book. 4-9) -- Copyright ©1998, Kirkus Associates, LP. All rights reserved.
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Book Description Frances Lincoln - PGW, 2001. Spiral-bound. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110711218900
Book Description Frances Lincoln - PGW. SPIRAL-BOUND. Book Condition: New. 0711218900 New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW7.1985187