HIDE AND SEEK by David A. Carter
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HIDE AND SEEK

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Age Range: 5 - 10
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The panjandrum of paper engineering offers six dazzling new constructs—each hiding a handful of small cutouts or printed shapes to find.

Tantalizing tallies along the margins invite viewers to spot a “yellow splat, a red vine, a car and a star. / …A sleepy head, in bed, with a red thread on his forehead” and like prizes. These are attached to, dangling from or hidden within the bursts of paper swirls, interlocking mazes and geometrical structures that rise up as each spread opens. The just-barely concealed seek-and-find objects are almost incidental to the fun. It’s impossible to resist closely exploring (with eyes or even gentle fingers) the long, looping curves, glimpsed inner spaces and bright concatenations of form and color just for themselves. Each spread has a separate, distinct look, and each offers a fresh opportunity to encounter, respond to and enjoy Carter’s brilliant artistic gifts.

More playful work from a rare master of abstract design, both rich enough and sturdy enough to support repeat visits. (Pop-up/picture book. 5-10, adult)

Pub Date: Sept. 1st, 2012
ISBN: 978-1-84976-101-7
Page count: 20pp
Publisher: Tate/Abrams
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Nov. 15th, 2012




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