An acetate flip book from Patrick George.
An owl is up in a tree and hasn’t noticed the cat licking its lips down below. Can you guess what’s going to happen next? Simply flip the acetate page from right to left and … OH NO!
“Great book for all the family”
My boys really loved this book and enjoyed making up the stories with the pictures and concluded each part when they flipped the film page over. The fact that it has no words means your child can make up a new story each time so they dont get bored with the same story over and over. The film pages are thick and wont tear easilly which is great for younger children who like to turn pages on their own, and the simple pictures mean they dont get confused by what they can see. I found all of my children enjoyed the book so its great for all ages and the words ‘OH NO’ were very suited to the book as the children repeated them happilly throughout reading. Overall I found this a perfect family book and we are very happy to have it in our book collection!
“Fun for all ages”
This book was brilliant, really fun and my 3 year old loved joining in with shouting “Oh no!” at the turn of every page. My 6 year old enjoyed it too so it’s fun for all ages. The translucent pages brought something we’ve not experienced before so all in all a good buy!
Accidents, acetate and an amazing book
The acetate pages, and the inherent drama of the before and after scenarios make this a book that readers can’t help but interact physically (as well as emotionally) with. It reminded me of the brilliant Press Here by Hervé Tullet – both take a very simple premise but truly engage their readers, drawing them into a magic world, where the child (or adult) has the power to change things quite literally with their own hands. Like Dahl’s Matilda, we can make the cup spill and what an exciting sense of empowerment that gives us.
There’s magic in the concept, and skill in the execution; subtle details go unnoticed until the acetate page turns and then you see the clues that were always there to make the pictures work so well. As with a good conjurer’s trick, each reveal is satisfying and impressive. Kids may not be able to articulate this, but you will definitely hear them laughing and giggling, and asking for this book to be read again and again.