This Is a Ball and Other Books That Drive Kids Crazy!
Beck & Matt Stanton
ABC Books, 2020
176 pp., hbk., RRP $A35.00
Five years ago we were introduced to a book called This is a ball, a book guaranteed to engage because of its intriguing cover which promised something offbeat and delivered it!
Since then, Beck & Matt Stanton have gone on to create four other books in the series, including Did you take the B from my -ook?, The Red Book, Wait ! and The Book that never ends , and now they are all together in this one collection. Using block colour, large font, line drawings and text that appears simple but in reality, makes the reader read and re-read it and try to refute its truth because the brain is not reading what the eyes are seeing, these stories are worth reading over and over again across the years,
Compendia like these are always good value and this is an opportunity to have a collection that will intrigue and entertain again and again, while engaging young readers in the power and fun of print.