A brightly colored graphic game that introduces little ones to the wonderful world of lines. There are dozens of combinations to be made in this mix and match book.
About the Author
Hervé Tullet (b. 1958) published his first book for children in 1994 and has since become one of the world’s most innovative children’s authors and has won numerous awards. Known in France as "the prince of preschool books", Tullet takes the concept of reading to a new level, teaching young minds to think imaginatively, independently and creatively. His titles include the New York Times bestseller Press Here, as well as I am Blop!, The Big Book of Art, The Giant Game of Sculpture and the Let’s Play Games series of board books for young children, published by Phaidon. He lives in Paris.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Tullet is known for innovation in children’s books — it’s hard to say if The Game of Lines is a book or a game. I’ll leave it up to the pros to create a fun hybrid name for this kind of thing because I don’t think the term “gamook” is going to catch on anytime soon ;) The Game of Lines is full of flaps you can turn to create your own patterns with straight (vertical and horizontal), wavy (vertical and horizontal), curvy, and criss-crossing lines. At first glance, The Game of Lines seems to be a simple flap book with a neon pink and yellow color scheme. But the combination of patterns you can create is endless and fascinating. The Game of Lines is very reminiscent of cloud-spotting — what do you see in the clouds? A boat? An elephant — as there are so many things to see in the abstract patterns. Some of the images I’ve seen in the abstract patterns include a sun setting over an ocean, a jellyfish, and a city block on the water. Even an alien with a large face, two legs, and four arms. I’ve had fun turning the book upside down and sideways to get a different perspective and have seen new things. Disclosure: I received a complimentary review copy in exchange for an honest review. The opinions are my own.