Now You See Me, Now You Don't (Hardcover)

A Minibombo Book

By Silvia Borando, Silvia Borando (Illustrator)

Candlewick, 9780763687823, 28pp.

Publication Date: June 14, 2016

List Price: 14.00*
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Description

Look closely! This vibrant wordless book invites children to explore the concept of visibility.

A menagerie of colorful animals can be found within this stylish book, but pay attention! When the background color changes with each turn of the page, a different animal (almost) vanishes — and another seems to appear on every spread. Who blends in with the fallen leaves? What about the trees of the forest? Brimming with visual humor, this attractive play on color and camouflage is sure to delight keen-eyed youngsters and reward their observational skills with a few giggles.


About the Author

Silvia Borando works as a visual designer for Studio Tiwi, where she loves to explore her great passion for color. She also heads up minibombo, a children’s publishing house based in Italy that brings together a love of stories, illustration, and interactivity to create innovative graphic picture books. She lives in Italy.


Praise For Now You See Me, Now You Don't: A Minibombo Book

An engaging treat for keen-eyed readers, Borando's latest wordless concept book is a visual delight...Blending the concepts of color and camouflage with subtle humor, Borando's continued mastery of the deceptively simple is apparent even in her cover art, as two hidden animals stand ready to draw readers into the game again and again. Artistic simplicity and visual play spark unfettered fun in this charming little book.
—Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

This work is perfect for teaching young children about how they perceive things in the world. It will help them understand that certain things will appear to be hidden, depending on their respective surroundings. The bold and simple illustrations will also encourage young viewers to focus their attention on what they see and don’t see. An excellent concept book, best for one-on-one and small group sharing.
—School Library Journal

Implicit lessons about contrast, camouflage, foreground, and background—and paying attention—add value to a book that would be a joy to read for the colors and witty, chunky animal shapes alone. One in a series of beautifully produced books illustrating visual concepts, this is a great addition to any preschool classroom and will be lots of fun at storytimes.
—Booklist Online