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  • Paperback: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Penguin (3 Mar. 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1846144442
  • ISBN-13: 978-1846144448
  • Product Dimensions: 19.6 x 12.7 x 2.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (89 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 5,132 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Keri Smith is an author/illustrator turned guerilla artist. She is the author of several bestselling books about creativity including How to be an Explorer of the World -the Portable Life/Art Museum,( 2008 Perigee), Wreck this Journal (2007 Perigee). Her newest book, This is Not a Book will be released fall 2009 by Penguin Books. She is the author of the popular weblog the Wish Jar which attracts over 10,000 readers daily, and writes on occasion for a variety of magazines (including How Magazine). Keri spends her days playing with her husband and son, and divides her time between upstate New York, and the countryside of Canada.

As a free lance illustrator she has worked for a wide variety of clientsworldwide. Most recently Random House, The Washington Post, The New York Times, Ford Motor Co., the Boston Globe, Galison/Mudpuppy Press, and Hallmark. In the last few years she has given lectures and workshops on the topic of "living creatively" for the How Design Conference, the OntarioGraphic Artist's Assocation, UC Davis, and schools across North America.She has been featured in How, Step by Step, Print, Bust, Wired and many more.

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About the Author

Keri Smith is a best-selling author, illustrator, and thinker. Her books include Wreck this Journal, This is Not a Book, How to Be an Explorer of the World, Mess, Finish This Book, The Pocket Scavenger, Everything Is Connected, The Imaginary World of . . . as well as Wreck This App, This is Not an App, and the Pocket Scavenger app.


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I bought this a a christmas present for my 12 year old sister and she loves it. She hasn't stopped playing with it since and she's not a big fan of books. I highly recomend it. She says it's so fun.
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I bought this book after some of the girls in my class brought in their Wreck this Journals. Only one of them had a This is not a book and to be honest I liked the look of it more. It's longer, after all, so lasts longer, and you can buy it cheaper. I'm a perfectionist and hate seeing things ruined, so found this book a good way of letting go, but not to the point where I'd be snapping spines, jumping on it and throwing it up trees. The book is a great waster of time and I love it. If you're looking to buy one now, go ahead!
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If you love Wreck this journal then you'll love this book! It's jam packed with so many things to do and complete. Would keep anyone who is creative busy!
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This book was amazing! I found it made me chuckle with some of the things that you have to do in it! Highly recommend this book.
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I saw this book in an art gallery shop but bought it from Amazon as it was considerably cheaper. It's just a barrel of fun. Think of something silly to do, and this book give you permission (should you need it) to do it. I recommend this book to all those who are tempted to take themselves and/or their work too seriously. :-)
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i love it! i had went to my friend's house for a visit and found that she had wreck this journal and this is not a book and ever since i begged my parents to get one! finally my dad got this one .it was amazing ! i still use it every day when i'm bored! so if you are thinking about buying this then go ahead!!!
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On Christmas Day my niece unwrapped this and actually started flipping through the pages with genuine interest,instead of immediately moving onto the next present. My other niece did the same with "Wreck this Journal". Says it all!
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I've only completed a few pages of this book so far, however I look forward to spending more time on it. This book is great for using you mind and imagination. Each page has a different task and it is up to you how you complete it. Perfect for anyone who is in need of something to do.

Check out Keri Smith's website and the Flickr groups for more info, and for examples of what is in the book.

I also have 'Wreck This Journal' by the same author and it is similarly awesome.
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