This is Not a Book will engage readers in having them define all the different things a book can be: an experience, a diversion, an illusion, a private space, a public space, a game, a puzzle, and so on. Keri asks readers, 'If it is not a book, what is it then?' And gives them a kaleidoscope of answers:
This book is . . .
A secret message. Tear this page out, write a note for a stranger, leave it in a public place.
A mystery. Make up a fictitious story about the origin of this book. Where did it come from? How did you find it? Who does it belong to?
A recording device. Have everyone you come in contact with today write their name here.
Unpredictable. Draw a line. Pass the book to someone else. Ask them to add to it & pass it back. Repeat 12 times.
Mail. This page is a postcard. Cut it out and mail it to a friend.
Top secret. Write a message in code. Hide the solution somewhere in the book.
An instrument. Come up with as many different sounds with it as you can, (i.e. flip the pages really fast, bang on the cover.)
About the Author
Keri Smith is a bestselling author, illustrator, and thinker. Her books demonstrate a 'learn by doing' approach, and are being used in school curriculums all over the world as a way of fostering non-traditional methods of creative exploration. She also teaches and conducts workshops based on her techniques throughout North America. Her works include Wreck this Journal, This is Not A Book, How to Be an Explorer of the World, Mess and Finish This Book, as well as Wreck This App and This is Not an App.
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This is a great book for all those creative soles who wish to express their true self in a fun and exciting manner. Great for teens and older
Praise for This is Not a Book By the time you finish withThis 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. TheBeliever A conceptual artist and author luring kids into questioning the world and appreciating every smell, texture and mystery in it. TIMEMagazine"
For Ages: 18+ years old
Number Of Pages: 221
Published: 1st September 2009
Publisher: Penguin Putnam Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.0 x 14.0 x 1.6
Weight (kg): 0.3