With bright, whimsical art, this humorous guessing game and visual puzzle from a legendary graphic designer will delight design fans of all ages.
Is that a table--or a cow? You won't believe your eyes as this humorous guessing game and visual puzzle from award-winning graphic designer Seymour Chwast, co-founder of the legendary Push Pin Studios, transforms a simple object into something completely different. Each delightfully drawn initial image is revealed, after a page turn, to be part of a larger or more elaborate thing. The objects become both more complex and sillier--ball and toaster? Nah, it's a bulldog--as we make our way to the final transformation, a pair of scissors that becomes the face of the cat we've been waiting for. Readers young and old will giggle as they see the importance of recognizing odd but simple shapes and learning how they work together to form more complicated images.
About the Author
A master of historical styles and movements, graphic designer Seymour Chwast is famous for his diverse body of graphic design work, illustration, and lasting influence on American visual culture. From the author of more than 30 children's books, cofounder of the internationally recognized and critically acclaimed Push Pin Studios, winner of the AIGA MEDAL, member of the Art Directors Hall of Fame, Chwast's work can be found on countless posters, packaging, album and book covers, advertisements and editorial illustrations in the The New Yorker, The New York Times, Forbes, Vanity Fair, The Wall Street Journal, and The Atlantic, among many others.
"★★★★★Extraordinary…..Kids will, no doubt, try to create their own changeable objects, a fun project for an art teacher in the early grades or for any caregiver at home….should appeal to kids who like to laugh, who like surprises and who might want a little inspiration in creating their own artwork." - Youth Services Book Review "A clever way to encourage budding artists to look for visual correspondences in the world around them." — School Library Journal
“In this drawing game turned picture book, readers are treated to an oddball menagerie fashioned from quotidian objects thanks to Chwast’s visual sleights of hand….The everyday world will look a little different after readers close this book — the reward of spending time in the company of an imaginative talent.” - Publishers Weekly
"In this odd little delight...Chwast's signature style is on full display...will induce giggles with each page-turn and may inspire children to try drawing something they see and turn it into a fanciful animal of their own." - Horn Book
"This book seems simple, but it is so much more than meets the eye, specifically if used in an art class. And it is silly—kids will love it!" - Unleashing Readers
One of "the best new kids' books for summer 2022." - Beyond the Bookends