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Book DetailsISBN: 9780670079308
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Book Review: Amazing Monster Detectoscope by Graeme Base - Reviewed by Renee (01 Feb 2018)
This is a unique book that would make a great addition to any book collection. It uses an unusual paper engineering technique to reveal a different set of monsters on each double page spread (probably not ideal for young readers who may get scared after reading this book). Although quite sturdy, I did wonder how long copies of this book would last in a library or somewhere where it was being passed through many, sometimes quite clumsy hands. As the pictures are quite detailed and require close inspection, it not ideal for group readings however, but would make a fantastic gift for any book lover.
Graeme Base is one of the world's leading creators of picture books. His alphabet book Animalia, received international acclaim when it was first published in 1986, and has achieved classic status with worldwide sales of over three million copies. It has now inspired an animated TV series and a bestselling iPhone and iPad app. Other favourites by Graeme Base include The Eleventh Hour, My Grandma Lived in Gooligulch, The Sign of the Seahorse, The Discovery of Dragons, The Worst Band in the Universe, The Waterhole (and The Waterhole Board Book), Jungle Drums, TruckDogs, Uno's Garden, Enigma, The Legend of the Golden Snail, The Jewel Fish of Karnak, Little Elephants, The Last King of Angkor Wat, Eye to Eye, the Little Bug Books and The Amazing Monster Detectoscope. Graeme lives in Melbourne with his artist wife, Robyn, and their three children.
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