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J r mie Fischer is an illustrator and a professional screen-printing technician. He developed his love for screen-printing through his studies at l' cole Sup rieure des Arts D coratifs de Strasbourg. He is a great advocate of traditional printing methods, celebrating the beauty and craft of handmade books through his own creative projects. He published his first three books in 2012 and has contributed to numerous art magazines including Nyctalope and Nobrow 6. J r mie lives in Paris, France, where he shares a studio with his collective Orbis Pictus Club.
Alternating pages of paper and acetate form a cavalcade of metamorphosing creatures in this lovely spiral-bound lesson in shape and color. What appear to be Rorschach-like abstractions become easily identifiable animals through Fischer's clever overlapping technique. Beginners can see a demonstration of color-mixing, and there are some cleverly presented facts about wildlife, as well. --The New York Times A striking spiral-bound book whose pages are filled with dollops of bright color. --Wall Street Journal Here's an excellent example of "you really have to see it for yourself" [...] As much as it's about outlines, it's also a study in color [...]" --Chicago Tribune Clever and rewarding, this ranks with Herv Tullet's Press Here and Rufus Butler Seder's Scanimation series as a book whose deceptively simple interactivity creates a reading experience that's nothing short of magic. --Publisher's Weekly Often when a reader opens a book, they have a general sense of what to expect. But once in a while, a book comes along that surprises. Wild About Shapes is that kind of book. Visually inventive, this is a book that will delight anyone who opens it up. --Scope Notes Bold colors, popular animals, and pages that engage the reader in solving a series of visual mysteries make this a hit with children from preschool through second grade. [...] Highly recommended for reading with a child, or providing for exploration by independent readers. --Children's Literature Wild About Shapes by Jeremie Fischer is nothing like you'd expect. It is one delightful surprise after another. [...] it's almost magical that way the animals appear out of nowhere. [...] It's a fun, kid-friendly book that will have readers of all ages considering visual perspective, color, and space. This is a book to be experienced. I think it will surprise you. --Proper Noun Blog Kids love interactive books and Wild About Shapes is no exception. The anticipation of turning each page, guessing what animals takes shape also serves as a fun tool to teach color theory and how a shape can quickly morph into something entirely different, something instantly alive. --Rebecca Dunn, The Library as Incubator Project This is a book to pick up, even if you don't have kids. Even if they're past the age of learning about shapes. Pick it up and just marvel at the magic. And remember once more what it was like to be amazed about a simple book and the shapes within. --Andrew Shuping, Musing Librarian Reviews Kids will naturally want to try their hand at making their own pictures this way [...] this is sure to keep little ones busy for a while, just flipping back and forth! A fun offering from Flying Eye Books - a newer publisher that I have been very impressed with lately. --A Mom's Spare Time Expect young children to want to flip through these pages again and again, for the beauty in Fischer's illustrations is undeniable and irresistible. -- 5 Minutes For Mom