Funny Face

Funny Face!

Find the Surprises! Draw, Colour and Fold!

  1. Jacky Bahbout
  2. Hannah Warren
  • ISBN 9780500650363
  • 22.50 x 24.00 cm
  • Board covered paperback
  • 64pp
  • Illustrated in colour throughout
  • First published 2014

Funny face! is an activity book for children based on visual jokes

Funny Face!

Children draw, fold and colour to make surprising and funny things happen to all kinds of faces on the page.

The inspired use of die cuts, folds and split pages helps children reveal a variety of visual gags; for example: doodling through a pair of diecut shaggy eyebrows on one picture draws a droopy moustache on a picture on the page below; opening up a gatefold turns a little boy’s tiny ears into giant ones.

More funny faces appear on pages split into three. Turning the sections back and forth creates mixed-up faces with different hats, noses and beards. Pages fold vertically to create characters with large noses or thought-bubble hair. The child is challenged to keep looking until they find all the jokes and tricks. The layout is generous enough to allow children to add their own doodling and colouring too.

Jacky Bahbout is the author of My Fashion Lookbook and Make art with your Hands and Feet!, both published by Thames & Hudson. Hannah Warren’s illustrations have been commissioned by magazines and newspapers, including The Daily Telegraph. She has recently illustrated books for Phaidon and Virgin Books.

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