This book gives children the power of X-ray vision to see what’s inside things. When the pages are held up to the light, they can see through to the page behind—from the skeleton inside a person to the engine inside a car to a bear inside a cave.
Sixteen pictures grouped in themed sections—the body, nature, machines, and buildings—show the hidden workings. There are background facts and simple questions to answer as well as a fill-in section where children draw on the reverse of pictures to put things inside things, including a present inside a box or food inside a refrigerator. Children will be drawn by the fresh, approachable style and the magic of seeing one thing transform into another.
A high-interest, fun-loving picture book designed to get children to put their thinking caps on.
— New York Journal of Books
Curious youngsters will spend many pleasurable hours on these ‘see-through pages and magic surprises.’
— Woman Around Town
Questions . . . cue kids to lift the page to the light, where the answer , drawn on the backing page, shines through.
OKIDO is an innovative group of London-based designers, illustrators, and authors who create an art-and-science magazine of the same name for young children. In spring 2015, their television show will air on the BBC. Author Sophie Dauvois is a scientist and teacher. Rachel Ortas is an illustrator and artist-in-residence at Central Saint Martins, London. Alex Barrow is the magazine’s art director.