The Boring Book

The Boring Book

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**White Raven 2014 **New Zealand Post Margaret Mahy Book of the Year 2014 **Winner Best Picture Book Category, New Zealand Post Book Awards for Children and Young Adults 2014 **Storylines Notable Book Award 2014 When the words in a tedious tome decide that life is just too dull, they escape. The world will never be the same again. The words jump into street signs, they leap onto shop signs, they decorate pathways and roadways and ponds. But one day they go too far ...Award-winning illustrator Vasanti Unka has created a picture book complete with miniature book inserts which is as ingenious as it is delightful. The Boring Book explores the importance of books and words in a fun and imaginative way. Children and adults alike will love it. The Boring Book is NOT a boring book. 'The New Zealand Post Margaret Mahy Book of the Year is a remarkable book that exceeds any expectations of its genre. It exhibits the highest quality of design and its presentation is thoroughly original. The story takes delightful unexpected turns that charm afresh with each reading. Small children and older readers alike will be delighted by its subversive touches and entertained by its warmth and fun.
The risks taken by the author perfectly illustrate the dangers of being careless with those powerful things - words. For a long time to come, a well-loved companion for readers of all ages is sure to be The Boring Book.' --Judges' Report, New Zealand Post Book Awards for Children and Young Adults
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Product details

  • 0-5
  • Hardback | 32 pages
  • 230 x 281 x 11mm | 484g
  • Penguin Group (NZ)
  • PUFFIN
  • Auckland, New Zealand
  • English
  • colour illustrations
  • 0143505750
  • 9780143505754
  • 607,166

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-A remarkable book that exceeds any expectations of its genre. It exhibits the highest quality of design and its presentation is thoroughly original. The story takes delightful unexpected turns that charm afresh with each reading. Small children and older readers alike will be delighted by its subversive touches and entertained by its warmth and fun. The risks taken by the author perfectly illustrate the dangers of being careless with those powerful things--words. For a long time to come, a well-loved companion for readers of all ages is sure to be The Boring Book.- --Judges' Report, New Zealand Post Book Awards for Children and Young Adults
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About Vasanti Unka

Vasanti Unka is an award-winning writer, designer and illustrator noted for the originality of her storytelling, her riotously colourful and inventive illustrations and the gorgeous design and production of her children's picture books. Vasanti is the illustrator of Hill & Hole by Kyle Mewburn, which was shortlisted for the Best Picture Book award at the 2011 New Zealand Post Book Awards for Children and Young Adults. Hill & Hole won the LIANZA Russell Clark award the same year and was also the first children's book to win the Gerard Reid Award for Best Book at the PANZ Book Design Awards. The Boring Book (Puffin 2013), which Vasanti wrote, illustrated and designed, was named the 2014 New Zealand Post Margaret Mahy Book of the Year and also took out the Best Picture Book Award category. The judges described it as 'a remarkable book that exceeds any expectations of its genre. It exhibits the highest quality of design and its presentation is thoroughly original. The story takes delightful unexpected turns that charm afresh with each reading. Small children and older readers alike will be delighted by its subversive touches and entertained by its warmth and fun.' It also won international acclaim with its inclusion in the 2014 White Ravens Catalo
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Rating details

31 ratings
4.09 out of 5 stars
5 48% (15)
4 26% (8)
3 16% (5)
2 6% (2)
1 3% (1)
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