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I was talking to a friend who's a graphic designer and is interested in PBs that play with form, color, and design as central to their story. I grew up with Th e Dot and the Line, for instance. That's the kind of book I mean, or one that takes a shape or form and repeats it throughout the book in various guises, or like the one about the crayons who write letters to the kid who uses them, which is all about color.

Thanks for any recommendations!!
#1 - June 29, 2018, 01:28 AM
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Check out Salina Yoon's novelty books. Brilliant designs.
#2 - June 29, 2018, 06:28 AM
BOUND (Bodach Books, 2018)
TEN EASTER EGGS (Scholastic, 2015)
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A few that I enjoyed:

The OK Book, Amy Krouse Rosenthal
Exclamation Mark, Amy Krouse Rosenthal
Zero, Kathryn Otoshi
#3 - June 29, 2018, 07:23 AM

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https://www.scholastic.com/teachers/books/little-blue-and-little-yellow-by-leo-lionni/

Check out Tana Hoban, Lois Ehlert, Eric Carle, and Denise Fleming also. And a couple of new books dealt with shapes as characters, but the names are slipping my mind. Someone will know. And the classic Harold and the Purple Crayon by Crocket Johnson is good too.
#4 - June 29, 2018, 08:31 PM
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Thanks so much. My friend will be totally excited to see all those examples. Me too! So awesome to get all the expertise of the boards.
#5 - July 05, 2018, 10:11 PM
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√ėyvind Torseter's "The Hole" might be an option, too. :)
#6 - July 09, 2018, 07:16 AM
Ugly Dumpling, 2016
Luis & Tabitha, 2018
Very Lulu, 2019
Five Sisters, 2020
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