Author(s): Jeremie Fischer
This beautifully crafted book is playfully designed so that animals hide and reveal themselves within pages of overlapping color and alternating pages of printed acetate. From crocodiles and giraffes to snails and mice, each page offers a fresh surprise! Jérémie Fischer's use of bold block color and cleverly manipulated form will delight and fascinate readers of all ages.
Jérémie Fischer is an illustrator and a professional screen-printing technician. He developed his love for screen-printing through his studies at l'École Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs de Strasbourg. He is a great advocate of traditional printing methods, celebrating the beauty and craft of handmade books through his own creative projects. He published his first three books in 2012 and has contributed to numerous art magazines including Nyctalope and Nobrow 6. Jérémie lives in Paris, France, where he shares a studio with his collective Orbis Pictus Club.
Alternating pages of paper and acetate form a cavalcade of metamorphosing creatures in this lovely spiral-bound lesson in shape and color. What appear to be Rorschach-like abstractions become easily identifiable animals through Fischer s clever overlapping technique. Beginners can see a demonstration of color-mixing, and there are some cleverly presented facts about wildlife, as well."New York Times" A striking spiral-bound book whose pages are filled with dollops of bright color."Wall Street Journal" Here s an excellent example of you really have to see it for yourself  As much as it s about outlines, it s also a study in color  "Chicago Tribune" Clever and rewarding, this ranks with Herve Tullet s Press Here and Rufus Butler Seder s Scanimation series as a book whose deceptively simple interactivity creates a reading experience that s nothing short of magic."Publishers Weekly" Often when a reader opens a book, they have a general sense of what to expect. But once in a while, a book comes along that surprises. Wild About Shapes is that kind of book. Visually inventive, this is a book that will delight anyone who opens it up."100 Scope Notes" Wild About Shapes by Jeremie Fischer is nothing like you d expect. It is one delightful surprise after another.  it s almost magical that way the animals appear out of nowhere.  It s a fun, kid-friendly book that will have readers of all ages considering visual perspective, color, and space. This is a book to be experienced. I think it will surprise you."Proper Noun Blog" Kids love interactive books and Wild About Shapes is no exception. The anticipation of turning each page, guessing what animals takes shape also serves as a fun tool to teach color theory and how a shape can quickly morph into something entirely different, something instantly alive."Rebecca Dunn, The Library as Incubator Project" Kids will naturally want to try their hand at making their own pictures this way  this is sure to keep little ones busy for a while, just flipping back and forth! A fun offering from Flying Eye Books - a newer publisher that I have been very impressed with lately."A Mom s Spare Time" Expect young children to want to flip through these pages again and again, for the beauty in Fischer s illustrations is undeniable and irresistible."5 Minutes For Mom""
Jeremie Fischer is an illustrator and a professional screen-printing technician. He developed his love for screen-printing through his studies at l'Ecole Superieure des Arts Decoratifs de Strasbourg. He is a great advocate of traditional printing methods, celebrating the beauty and craft of hand-made books through his own projects with print. He published his first three books in 2012 and has contributed to numerous art magazines including: Nyctalope and Nobrow 6. Jeremie lives in Paris, France, where he shares a studio with his collective Orbis Pictus Club and works on new projects.