by Dominique Ehrhard
Children's Activity Book
ages 5 to 8
Any kid, who loves to build, create, and use their skills as well as their imagination, is going to enjoy this clever book immensely.
At around 4-5 inches by 4-5 inches this is a small, square, sturdy, and thick book...but it is by no means a board book for young readers. This is a construction set within a book, offering not hours of reading but tons of building fun. The idea behind the book is to give children a chance to discover the small architect inside of them. Each page holds one or more construction pieces (95 in all), which can be slid into each other according to desire or design. The pieces are sturdy and will hold up to being used time and again. There's also an instruction booklet in the first pages, which gives an illustration of various 'buildings' which can be built and directions on how to construct them. They are easy to understand and follow.
I and my kids love books which allow us to go hands on. Reading is fun, but doing is a thrill too. The pieces in this book are easy to punch out and slide together nicely. Once placed together, they hold and stay put until taken apart. The pieces illustrate different colors and designs, allowing imagination to flow and the artist to get its chance to shine as well. While the instructions in the beginning help to build some buildings, the possibilities are endless, and this set offers little architects to come up with their own creations.
And here he is...
Dominique Ehrhard is passionate about paper, pop-ups, and architecture. He has worked as a game designer, painter, and author of beautiful books for children with elegant engineering and design since 1986.