Numero (Hardcover)

By Marion Bataille

Chronicle Books, 9781452125855, 24pp.

Publication Date: October 15, 2013



From the imaginative designer behind the bestselling alphabet book ABC 3D, this visually dazzling exploration of numbers is equal parts playful pop-up book and work of art. This creative twist on the classic counting book reveals how the most basic shapes--just a single line and a circle--become the building blocks for every number. We begin with the two simplest digits: 0 and 1. With each turn of a page, the same shapes slide into place to form 2, then 3, all the way up to 10. A tour de force of creative engineering, Numero is a treat for the whole family: children will delight in the magical transformations, while art lovers will cherish the simple brilliance of the book's design.

About the Author

Marion Bataille is a bestselling author and graphic designer currently based in Paris. Her previous books include the award-winning ABC 3D.

Praise For Numero

"Even if you already boast a mastery of counting to ten, a refresher course is never a bad idea-particularly when it's this beautiful. Marion Bataille's Numero is a pop-up counting book, chronicling the numbers one to ten with simplistic layered shapes that are sure to entertain and educate kids, while also inspiring designers." - Gizmodo

"Part entertaining pop-up book for young numerophiles, part creative dissection of numbers' visually symbolic values, Marion Bataille's book Numero breaks down the world's most basic integers with each turn of the page. A New York Times best-selling author and illustrator for Paris' Pompidou Museum, Bataille's three-dimensional approach to counting reveals numbers in an architectural form, and is printed on thick cardstock to ensure curious toddlers can explore their shapes in full tactile glory." - Cool Hunting