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Post-punk hipsters, cool kids, nuns, and bike riders are rendered in bold contrast in this entertaining and intriguing wordless book. Depending on the background, things seem to mysteriously disappear--and then reappear as you turn the page. A boy's T-shirt disappears into the background, nuns seem to float in mid-air when their purple habits blend into the purple background, and a bike rider crashes into an invisible tree trunk.
This edgy, totally different book, will appeal to adults as well as kids, with its outrageous art and surprise ending!
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Katja Kamm studied illustration and graphic design in Hamburg, Germany, and New York City. She lives in Hamburg and greatly misses New York City. She works as an illustrator for various forms of media, but her favorite is picture books. She's received manFrom School Library Journal:
PreSchool-Grade 2–This wordless picture book is all about design. There is no apparent visual narrative, though some characters appear more than once, and there is some sequencing of events. As the solid background colors change from one spread to the next, what was previously unseen (blended into the background) becomes visible. And, correspondingly, other elements may have disappeared. The first instance is on the cover, divided into two halves, with the word invisible floating above the word visible. The prefix in, rendered in lime green against hot pink on the top half, completely blends into the lime green below. When children catch on to the visual tricks, they will turn the pages back and forth to find what they may have missed. Clothes disappear into the background, leaving what appear to be floating heads and hands–until the page is turned. While the previously missing clothes may now appear, something else may have vanished. The vivid tones of the book are a bit garish at times. While adults may moan at some of the tricks (when the invisible dog appears, he is urinating), children will enjoy the game of visual hide-and-seek. They will also smile at the humorous ending, in which a character strips off his clothes to blend in perfectly with the background, so all that is revealed is a wink and a smile.–Robin L. Gibson, Granville Parent Cooperative Preschool, OH
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