Sunday, March 29, 2015

Before After by Anne-Margot Ramstein and Matthias Aregui

This is  a challenge - describing a book with amazing illustrations all based on the concept words Before and After and describing a book with 176 pages a no words!

I won't say too much except to say - get your hands on this book!  I first saw Before After in a local bookshop and I knew straight away it had to go on my shopping list for our school library.

Here are some of the pages to look for :
King Kong in the jungle and then in NYC
Cake ingredients become a huge tiered cake which is eaten a few pages later and we are left with crumbs
Pumpkin becomes a coach
Rocking horse and rocking chair - there is so much to talk about here
Card pack Card tower
Cube of ice puddle of water

One hint you do need to begin at the beginning and work through this book from front to back.

You can read a description on the Walker Books web site.   Here is the web site of Anne-Margot Ramstein and Mathias Aregui. I think children of all ages and adults too will enjoy spending time with this curious and interesting book.  I am also happy to report this is a NSW School Magazine bookshelf title for 2015.

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