This Is a Ball (Hardcover)
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For the giggling masses who love Herve Tullet's Press Here, BJ Novak's The Book With No Pictures, and Bill Cotter's Don't Push the Button comes an interactive new series The Books That Drive Kids CRAZY series offers parents, teachers, and storytellers a hilarious script for fun reading time together. Book 2, This Is a Ball, is a boldly absurd spin-off of concept books, and an audaciously contrarian invitation for readers to practice deadpan delivery: after all, the picture on the cover clearly shows a cube, not a ball. The page that declares a princess is flying a kite at the beach shows an alien holding a balloon in a city...and on and on. What is WRONG with this silly book? Kids will demand to know--and all readers will be howling with laughter all along the way. With strikingly simple text and art, Books That Drive Kids CRAZY are ideal picks for emergent readers.
About the Author
Beck Stanton is the co-creator of the Books That Drive Kids CRAZY! series and a mother, primary school teacher, and the creative director/owner of mybabymoments.com.au. She has worked extensively with children throughout her teaching career and in roles that include before-and-after school care center director, nanny, and youth and children's worker. Matt Stanton is the co-creator of the Books That Drive Kids CRAZY! series and the co-creator of the bestselling Fart Monster picture book series and has sold more than 100,000 copies of his books abroad. He is also the art director of HarperCollinsPublishers Australia and New Zealand. Beck and Matt Stanton live by the beach in Sydney, Australia, with their daughter Bonnie and son Boston.