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By Hervé Tullet

From one of the most acclaimed and dynamic picture book makers of his time comes a book that tests the very meaning of a picture book story, plays havoc with formal type and design and speaks directly to its readers!

A new picture book from Hervé Tullet! How exciting. Open it up – see what’s inside! Hello! There’s lots of characters. And they're looking right at YOU. They seem to be a bit surprised… Hmmm, maybe they’re not quite ready? (The drawing’s a bit messy, too. It looks like this illustrator has some more work to do.) Let’s read on and see. Uh-oh – it seems the characters don’t actually know what to DO! Hang on … there’s not even a STORY because – guess what?! – this book isn’t FINISHED! But while you're here (and because you probably DO want a story, right?) they're going to try and find one for you. And they might just need the help of a certain author...

Categories: Picture Books

For readers aged: 5+

  • Publication details:
  • Format: Hardback
  • ISBN: 9781406351477
  • Published: 01 Aug 2013
  • Price: £12.99
  • Size: 270 x 220 mm
  • Pages: 68

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Customer reviews


'A wonderfully clever and imaginative book that sets the imagination soaring. I would love to use it with a class of children to inspire their story writing' Parents in Touch

'Great fun - playful and inventive' Books for Keeps

'Zany picture book that invites reader participation in challenging our understanding of such basic words as “characters”, “story” and “book” itself.' Irish Times

'This book is brilliant, one of the most enjoyable I’ve stumbled on in a long time…it draws readers in and is what it means to imagine and play.' The New Review (The Observer)

'A masterpiece of a book and a great gift.' Mumsnet Picture Books 2013

'Herve Tullet has concocted the most delicious work-in-progress during which he is caught out in his study – bone idle, surprised and very French – a passport snap tells all. ‘Um, how did you get in here?” he asks from beneath his Anglepoise. A story about story-telling to divert readers of all ages' The Guardian

'Amazingly multi-layered and skilful' The School Librarian

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