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Mirror Play
Mirror Play

Mirror Play

3-5

JUVENILE FICTION

26 Pages, 6.5 x 7.5

Formats: Board Book

Board Book, $14.99 (US $14.99) (CA $19.99)

Publication Date: September 2018

ISBN 9789888341535

Rights: WOR

minedition (Sep 2018)

Price: $14.99
 
 

Overview

Play with this completely original book to turn random squiggles into recognizable objects

In this wonder of creative book-making, Monte Shin's art uses shape and symmetry to turn what look like random squiggles into recognizable forms. This uniquely interactive book needs your help to finish the pictures, because they can only be seen using the attached fold-up mirror. Once the mirror is in place, you can spin the central art on each page to reveal not only an array of fun abstract shapes, but a surprising final image that will delight young readers as soon as they uncover it. Enormously fun to play with, you can get a taste of how this book works on the MirrorPlayBook YouTube video or by using the QR code on the back cover.

Reviews

"BOARD BOOKS 2018: WHAT WE'VE GOT IS A VERY STRONG YEAR: Has anyone else noticed that 2018 has been a shockingly strong board book year? Here's a small smattering of some of the true beauties I've run across this year .... Slick packaging and a clever idea (particularly if you want to teach symmetry at all)." —Elizabeth Bird, slj.com

"A moveable reflective surface provides an innovative ingredient in this high-concept book... Readers will have just as much fun rotating the shapes as solving the mirror puzzles" —Publishers Weekly

Author Biography

Monte Shin was born in Korea and studied mathematics. She initially worked as a game developer, where she got the idea to develop game books that are based on mathematical principles. With Mirror Play she wants to show children what beautiful and surprising geometric figures can arise through reflections.