The Eyes Game

The Eyes Game

by Herve Tullet

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
This addition to Tullet’s running series that blurs the lines between book and game lets children (or the adults reading to them) pretend to be one of seven humans, animals, or monsters. Two eye-shaped crescents are die-cut through the entire book to line up with each creature’s eyes. Readers can use the book as a mask, peeping through the eyeholes while pretending to be a friendly blond girl who wants to play, a blocky ice-blue robot, or a green alien with plenty more eyes than just the two. A neat interactive diversion. Simultaneously available: The Game of Mirrors and The Ball Game. Ages 1–6. (Feb.)
School Library Journal
Master illustrator Tullet brings his trademark eclectic style once more to the littlest book lovers. Featuring cats, robots, aliens, and more, all with die-cuts in place of their eyes, this quirky offering invites readers to hold their own faces up to the book to take part in an original new game.—Mahnaz Dar, School Library Journal
Kirkus Reviews
Tullet's latest interactive creation turns an open book into a game of peekaboo.With an almond-shaped die-cut eye hole punched through each page, a mask for readers to wear is created across the double-page spread. Little ones and their grown-ups can don two human (both Caucasian) masks, as well as one cat, one robot and three aliens (or are they monsters?). Tullet's bold colors are present here in his graphically simple and playful cartoons rendered with thick black lines. The minimal text consists of an appropriate greeting from the character in question ("Hello!" "Hey!" "Miiiiiow!") and a simple, first-person one-liner for the mask wearer to repeat. The choking-hazard warnings that have plagued many of Tullet's other board-book offerings are absent, a welcome change. As many toddlers can be wary of masks, parents and caregivers should take pains to share this title with sensitivity.While Taro Gomi did this gimmick first and better (Peekaboo, 2013, in English; 1990 in Japan), this is a welcome addition to the growing number of board books that go masked. (Board book. 1-3)

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Product Details

Phaidon Press
Publication date:
Let's Play Games Series
Product dimensions:
5.80(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range:
2 - 5 Years

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