This Is Not a Book

This Is Not a Book

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Format
Paperback
Price
$15.00
 
  • Paperback
  • ISBN 9780399535215
  • 224 Pages
  • Penguin Books
  • Adult

Overview

From the internationally bestselling creator of Wreck This Journal, a curious, engaging, and creative rethinking of all the different things a book can be.

In this uniquely skewed look at the purpose and function of a “book”, Keri Smith offers an illustrated guide that challenges readers to creatively examine all the different ways This Is Not a Book can be used. With intriguing prompts, readers will discover that the book can be:

A secret message—tear out a page, write a note on it for a stranger, and leave it in a public place.

A recording device—have everyone you contact today write their name in the book.

An instrument—create as many sounds as you can using the book, like flipping the pages fast or slapping the cover.

This Is Not a Book forces you to ask, “If it’s not a book, what is it then?”—with a kaleidoscope of possible answers.

Praise

Praise for This is Not a Book

“By the time you finish with This is Not a Book, it may look like a well-used journal, a bulky photo album, an organized scrapbook, or a combination of all three. . . . [Smith’s] tasks are diverse and short in explanation, but they all push you to think, create or experience.” —Curled Up with a Good Book

This is Not a Book is fun, creative and makes you think outside the box.” —Just One More Thing


Praise for Keri Smith

“Keri Smith may well be the self-help guru this DIY generation deserves.” —The Believer

“A conceptual artist and author luring kids into questioning the world and appreciating every smell, texture and mystery in it.” —TIME Magazine
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