Herve Tullet, the genius behind Press Here, has another engaging, interactive book out. The Book with a Hole will provide children with hours of fun. I know because I had a ball just pouring over its pages. Each spread opens to a giant hole splat in the middle surrounded by a black and white illustration. A question or direction invites the viewer to complete the hole in some way. For instance, a spread showing a portrait of a weird-looking three-eye creature with the hole for its mouth asks: "What are you going to feed it?" Other spreads encourage kids to place their own face over a hole to become a king or queen or a photo in a frame. Another instructs them to crumple a piece of paper and play a game of basketball through a hoop. There's also a board game where kids get to make up the rules and a curvy track to race around without crashing. Kids can use their fingers to give a man strange-looking teeth and their arm to give an elephant its trunk. Hand kids this book and step out of the way. Their imaginations will take over and go "hole" hog. Highly recommended.
Here's my attempt to answer the question: "What's going to jump out?" Many thanks to my model and loyal pug, Pablo, for being such a good sport!
The Book with a Hole
by Herve Tullet
Abrams, 96 pages