Herve Tullet: The Big Book of Art

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This is your first book of art! Grab it, flip through the pages, turn it upside down?what do you see? Scribbles and splotches, shapes and letters, signs and lines? You're the artist: mix and match the patterns paintings by simply turning the page. Use your creativity and imagination - and most importantly, have fun!

From the New York Times bestselling author of Press Here comes a new interactive book for pre-school children. The Big Book of Art features different colors, shapes, and patterns on pages that have been cut in two, presenting hundreds of possibilities for unique combinations. Young artists will delight in creating their own masterpieces time and time again.

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Herve Tullet was born in 1958. After studying Fine Art, he worked as an Art Director before joining the advertising industry. In 1994 he published his first book for children and has since become one of the world's most innovative book makers. Known in France as "The Prince of pre-school books", Tullet takes the concept of reading to a new level, teaching young minds to think imaginatively, independently and creatively. He is the father of two boys and a girl, who never fail to inspire him.

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Straight lines, curvy lines, thick lines, thin lines, blobs, circles, cutouts—put them all together and one has the latest in Tullet’s growing repertoire of interactive books (Press Here, 2011). With a few exceptions that divide the book into manageable sections, the pages are all cut in half horizontally to allow for colorful, abstract mixing and matching. For example, with a flip of a half page, what was a page filled with squiggly lines morphs into a half page of squiggly lines joining a half page of straight lines. Or, a section with rectangular cutouts becomes a dual layer of intricate die-cut lattice designs. The possibilities of patterns and color combinations, all of which are ineffably captivating, seem endless. They should also serve to inspire artists in need of a freewheeling jolt. Art teachers should find this invaluable, though be aware that the spiral wire binding may not last forever, and though the pasteboard is substantial, it too could suffer from too much affection—which it is likely to get. Preschool-Grade 1. --J. B. Petty

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