Author(s): Tony Meeuwissen (Illustrator)
What is a Treevipus? An amazing creature with the head of a trunkfish, the body of a weevil, and the tail of a platypus, of course In this interactive book, a host of creatures presented in humorous pictures and informative captions take on new names and hilarious new identities when their heads, bodies, and legs are swapped around as the pages are flipped. Tony Meeuwissen's witty interchangeable text and beautifully detailed artwork combine to make an exceptional novelty book, and one to which youngsters are sure to return.
With a magical world to get lost in, and exotic names to relish, this fabulously inventive book will grab children of all ages. Independent This is clever stuff, beautiful and great fun. Guardian By far the best of recent picture books. The animals look as if they were the wild imaginings of a 16th century explorer whose brain was addled by too many years in the tropics. Mensa Quest Great for tweaking even the most timid imagination. School Library Journal Clever and eye-catching - 1000 fantastic combinations with outlandish descriptions. Sunday Times 5 stars - Brilliant fun, choose which flaops to lift and create brand new seriously weird animals! One of our favourites this year!! www.bettybookmark.co.uk
TONY MEEUWISSEN has won the Victoria & Albert Museum's illustration award and uniquely scooped two gold and two silver awards from The Designers and Art Directors Association (D&AD). His portfolio spans five decades of popular art, from the covers of a score of Penguin bestsellers to a collection of Royal Mail stamps. His designs have graced the covers of Radio Times and The Sunday Times magazine and even the sleeve of a Rolling Stones album. Tony lives in Stroud, Gloucestershire.