This masterful feat of paper engineering is a vibrant introduction to the concept of shape. Each brightly coloured die-cut page showcases a shape - circle, oval, square, rectangle, diamond and triangle - which, when you pull a tab, transforms into an object, such as a balloon or a fish. On the reverse side of each page is an ever receding selection of flaps which can be lifted to reveal clearly labelled pictures of other similarly shaped everyday objects. Bright, stylish and intricate, this book will make an outstanding addition to any toddler's bookshelf.
Robert Crowther was born in Leeds and went to art college at Norwich School of Art and the Royal College of Art in London. After college he worked as a freelance graphic designer for Madame Tussaud's Waxworks and the London Planetarium. His whole freelance career stems from two projects produced at the Royal College: his Most Amazing Hide-and-Seek Alphabet Book and a biscuit self-portrait, which led to tv appearances on the Generation Game and several children's programmes.
Robert has worked with Walker Books since 1985, producing well over 30 pop-ups in that time. He frequently visits schools to show his books and give children the chance to make their own pop-up illustrations.He works in the garden in a beach hut style shed he built himself from scratch.