I first heard of Hervé Tullet when I came across his children’s book Press Here. If you haven’t seen this book yet, it is an amazingly interactive book that takes children on a magical journey through the pages, all starting with a yellow dot on the cover. The dots change color, move from left to right, grow, shrink and multiply – all using the reader’s imagination! Little M and I enjoy reading this book, we laugh as we press the dots on each page and quickly turn the pages to see what will happen next. We enjoyed reading this so much that I decided to go in search of other books by Tullet. Imagine my delight when I discovered that he has an entire collection of children’s books in his Game Series, each more creative than the next. We recently received three of the new books and love them all so much we just had to share them with you! The first one up for review is The Game of Sculpture.
The Game of Sculpture is described as the first truly interactive book about sculpture for children. To be honest, when we first opened the book, Little M and I were both pretty taken aback! No traditional book format here! The stiff pages of the colorful board book fold completely open, which piqued Little M’s curiosity almost instantly. Once he realized we could pop out pieces of card from the book he was sold! In fact, he caught onto the playful nature of this book a lot more quickly than I did.
We took the little card pieces, along with other bits of paper and crafty materials from around the house, and inserted them into the slots and holes into the book to build our own work of art! You can use pens, crayons, wrapping paper, sticks, you name it! We have slowly built up a collection of materials to use with this book in order to build our sculptures. Once we are done with our masterpiece, the book goes on display on a shelf in Little M’s room, ready and waiting for the day it makes its art gallery debut.