10

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A sensationally attractive package (chunky and substantial, with a bright red slipcase and cover) sets the stage for an inventive exploration of counting—from one to ten and back again, simultaneously.  As the reader turns the pages, one becomes two and then three, as ten becomes nine and then eight. The numbers unfold and transform with breathtaking ingenuity. 10 is a beautiful book that belongs in all design and gift departments.

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Overview

A sensationally attractive package (chunky and substantial, with a bright red slipcase and cover) sets the stage for an inventive exploration of counting—from one to ten and back again, simultaneously.  As the reader turns the pages, one becomes two and then three, as ten becomes nine and then eight. The numbers unfold and transform with breathtaking ingenuity. 10 is a beautiful book that belongs in all design and gift departments.

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
Housed within a shiny red slipcase, this minimalist counting book can be viewed in multiple ways. By turning the pages once from left to right, readers can count from "01" to "10," the black numerals appearing on the left side of each white spread. By proceeding through the book and unfolding each page twice, however, the numbers transform—the top of the "2" swivels, losing its base to become a "9," for example—so readers can count down to "01." While less complex and inventive than ABC3D, the sleek construction should appeal to pop-up fans of any age. All ages. (Aug.)
From the Publisher
“…an ingenious little gem.” —Kirkus

 

“…Bataille offers an ingenious, handsomely designed book that visually relates pairs of numbers from 01 to 10, transforming one to another with the turn of each page.” —Booklist

 

“…the sleek construction should appeal to pop-up fans of any age.” —Publishers Weekly

Children's Literature - Ken Marantz and Sylvia Marantz
Snugly tucked into its slipcase with the number 10 die cut through, 10 is as deceptively simple as a counting book can be. As we turn the pages, the large black numbers go up from one to ten and then down again, from back to front. But as we manipulate the pages, each number is transformed: the three is converted into an eight; then the reverse happens. The numbers stand out sharply against the plain white background. The precision, craftsmanship, and inventiveness of the design are admirable. Readers may be motivated to try the craft of making pop-ups by this intricate example. Bataille has designed another intriguing example of this kind of art in her ABC3D, an alphabet book to join her counting book. Reviewer: Ken Marantz and Sylvia Marantz
Kirkus Reviews
Clever paper engineering delivers a count-up that is simultaneously a countdown. Presented as a stark set of big black numbers on small, square, plain white pages, the digits "01" switch places to become "10" with the opening of a gatefold flap with an inset piece that pivots so it becomes part of the new number on the other side. The ensuing "2" loses its bottom bar and becomes a "9" thanks to a similar contrivance and so on--until the progression reverses as "5" and "6" turn out to be mirror versions of each other, and succeeding numbers likewise match their earlier mates up to the final "10"--"01". The simplicity of the concept belies the subtle, ingenious ways that Bataille designs each number to make the transformations seem simple and unforced. Packaged in a die-cut red slipcase and, if not so spectacular and diverse in its special effects as the author's ABC3D (2008), still an ingenious little gem. (Pop-up picture book. 4-6, adult)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781596436824
  • Publisher: Roaring Brook Press
  • Publication date: 8/30/2011
  • Pages: 22
  • Sales rank: 851,380
  • Age range: 2 - 4 Years
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 5.90 (h) x 1.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Marion Bataille is the bestselling author of ABC3D. This hugely talented graphic and book designer lives in Paris.

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