What It's About
Die cuts on full page flaps transform this counting book into a book of discovery and imagination. It's a bit hard to explain, but each number has two different looks, although just one spread. The second 'look' is created through the movement of flaps that feature cleverly placed die cuts. Kirkus called Seeger "an emerging master of the concept book" and the more books we see by her, the more we agree. Using flaps to expose and/or hide parts of images is not a new idea for picture books, but Seeger does it so well you'll think it's the first time you've seen such a book.
Below are sample spreads from inside One Boy. It's a bit hard to explain, but each number has two different looks, although just one spread. The second spread shown in these examples below are created through the movement of flaps that featured cleverly placed die cuts.
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