The Five Senses

The Five Senses

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By (author) Herve Tullet

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  • Publisher: TATE PUBLISHING
  • Format: Paperback | 144 pages
  • Dimensions: 160mm x 224mm x 16mm | 458g
  • Publication date: 20 December 2005
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 1854375814
  • ISBN 13: 9781854375810
  • Edition statement: Translation
  • Illustrations note: colour illustrations
  • Sales rank: 26,527

Product description

Seeing, hearing, taste, touch and smell are the ways children explore their world. This charming book is a kaleidoscope of colour and quirky design ideas, including a selection of noses, a distorting mirror, a Braille alphabet and a page of forks specially adapted for eating peas. Packed with humour and originality it is guaranteed to tickle the senses of readers of all ages.

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Herve Tullet is one of the world's most innovative creators of books for children. His recent publications include Pink Lemon and Night and Day.

Editorial reviews

Using freely drawn shapes, a few words of commentary, blinding colors and a playful postmodern sensibility, Tullet crafts visual extravaganzas in celebration of the five senses-plus one. Each quarto page offers a bright surprise, from optical illusions to a glued-on reflective square; from a page of pasta shapes to fanciful, semiabstract figures laughing, embracing, tickling and grinning toothily; from a Braille alphabet to specks of "ant poo" opposite a huge blob of "elephant poo," separated by a die-cut nose that flips back and forth. Closing with pages of arrows, spirals and blotches evoking a mysterious sixth sense-imagination, perhaps?-this conveys a stimulating invitation to take fresh stock of everyday sights, sounds and the rest. (Picture book. 7-10) (Kirkus Reviews)