The Five Senses

The Five Senses

by Hervé Tullet
     
 
By introducing young readers to the marvels of the five senses-see, hear, smell, touch, taste-this is a book to tickle the senses of all ages!

The five senses are the gateways children use when exploring their world. This charming book will help them become aware of these senses and have fun at the same time! The Five Senses is a kaleidoscope of color

Overview

By introducing young readers to the marvels of the five senses-see, hear, smell, touch, taste-this is a book to tickle the senses of all ages!

The five senses are the gateways children use when exploring their world. This charming book will help them become aware of these senses and have fun at the same time! The Five Senses is a kaleidoscope of color and quirky design ideas, including a selection of noses, a distorting mirror, a Braille alphabet, and a page of forks specially designed for eating peas. Packed with humor, originality and full-color illustrations, it is guaranteed to be entertaining, and educational for both adults and children.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
Tullet playfully prods readers to notice their sensory experiences in this mixed-media m lange. Rather than define each sense literally, he loosely groups images under "see," "hear," "smell," "touch" and "taste," with humorous handwritten comments. (He also wonders, in a conclusion reeling with spirals, arrows and Rorschach blots, "Which way is the 6th sense?") In "See," 10 eyes with unmatched irises appear on a white page with the command, "Look me in the eye!" A caf table with two empty chairs illustrates "the invisible man having breakfast with a friend," and a reflective silver rectangle prompts the question, "Who is the fairest of them all?" Visual puzzles abound: "Four squares/ or a cross?," Tullet asks, as the negative space of the squares forms a plus sign. Due to the visual nature of an artist's book, the eyes have it, but the other senses are creatively invoked too. "Hear" presents childlike outlines of birds with blotches of bright color to represent their songs, and a crackly bound-in plastic sheet calls attention to the sound of pages turning. One die-cut "Smell" page is shaped like a pointy nose with cut-out nostrils, and hungry bites have been taken from a "Taste" page of a gooey red strawberry. "Touch" features a glued-in Braille alphabet, handprints in a palette that suggests a cave wall, and shadowy pink and blue figures embracing. A few seek-and-find games ("You can't eat these except ! which one ?") round out the entertainment in a plotless book where random discoveries add to the pleasure. Ages 8-up. (Nov.) Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.
Kirkus Reviews
Using freely drawn shapes, a few words of commentary, blinding colors and a playful postmodern sensibility, Tullet crafts visual extravaganzas in celebration of the five senses-plus one. Each quarto page offers a bright surprise, from optical illusions to a glued-on reflective square; from a page of pasta shapes to fanciful, semiabstract figures laughing, embracing, tickling and grinning toothily; from a Braille alphabet to specks of "ant poo" opposite a huge blob of "elephant poo," separated by a die-cut nose that flips back and forth. Closing with pages of arrows, spirals and blotches evoking a mysterious sixth sense-imagination, perhaps?-this conveys a stimulating invitation to take fresh stock of everyday sights, sounds and the rest. (Picture book. 7-10)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781854375810
Publisher:
Abrams, Harry N., Inc.
Publication date:
09/01/2005
Series:
Let's Play Games Series
Edition description:
Translatio
Pages:
144
Sales rank:
1,177,734
Product dimensions:
6.50(w) x 8.88(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

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