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The eyes game
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14 unnumbered pages : colour illustrations ; 21 cm.
"You'll need a friend or a grown-up to play this game. Watch as they turn into a robot, an alien or even a cuddly kitten!" Board book with die cuts throughout.


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Peek-a-boo - who's looking at you? Watch your friend turn into a friendly cat or a silly robot or even an alien!

This highly interactive book features two die-cut holes for the eyes and can be held up against the reader's face like a mask, offering an exciting, interactive variation of the much-loved peek-a-boo game for the very young.

One of the beloved 'Let's Play Games' series books by Hervé Tullet, which stimulate thought and imagination in young children.


Età di lettura: da 3 anni.

Author Notes

Hervé Tullet was born in 1958. He studied Fine Art and worked as an Art Director before joining the advertising industry. In 1994 he published his first book for children and has since become one of the world¿s most innovative book makers. He is known in France as `The Prince of pre-school books' because he takes the concept of reading to a new level, teaching young minds to think imaginatively, independently and creatively.

Tullet's beautiful illustrations, interactive cut-outs, and magic lines make titles such as The Game of Light, The Game of Patterns, and The Game of Mix-Up Art, the perfect way to encourage seat-bound kids to think creatively and independently.

(Bowker Author Biography)

Reviews 2

Publisher's Weekly Review

This addition to Tullet's running series that blurs the lines between book and game lets children (or the adults reading to them) pretend to be one of seven humans, animals, or monsters. Two eye-shaped crescents are die-cut through the entire book to line up with each creature's eyes. Readers can use the book as a mask, peeping through the eyeholes while pretending to be a friendly blond girl who wants to play, a blocky ice-blue robot, or a green alien with plenty more eyes than just the two. A neat interactive diversion. Simultaneously available: The Game of Mirrors and The Ball Game. Ages 1-6. (Feb.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

Kirkus Review

Tullet's latest interactive creation turns an open book into a game of peekaboo.With an almond-shaped die-cut eye hole punched through each page, a mask for readers to wear is created across the double-page spread. Little ones and their grown-ups can don two human (both Caucasian) masks, as well as one cat, one robot and three aliens (or are they monsters?). Tullet's bold colors are present here in his graphically simple and playful cartoons rendered with thick black lines. The minimal text consists of an appropriate greeting from the character in question ("Hello!" "Hey!" "Miiiiiow!") and a simple, first-person one-liner for the mask wearer to repeat. The choking-hazard warnings that have plagued many of Tullet's other board-book offerings are absent, a welcome change. As many toddlers can be wary of masks, parents and caregivers should take pains to share this title with sensitivity.While Taro Gomi did this gimmick first and better (Peekaboo, 2013, in English; 1990 in Japan), this is a welcome addition to the growing number of board books that go masked. (Board book. 1-3) Copyright Kirkus Reviews, used with permission.