When I chanced upon This is Not a Book by Jean Jullien, I knew this was what I wanted to work with. There are no words in the book and the pages are images or settings with seemingly no relation to one another. It’s a great piece of material to provide both visual and audio stimulation to young children, and at the same time allows creativity and imagination to determine the premise of that stimulation. I wanted to also demonstrate to parents that there’s no need to buy many toys or books, they can use just one book to create many different stories that can stimulate the imagination in different ways.
The World of Bubble
All alone in a landfill, Bubble lives with only junk objects around him. But one day, Bubble discovers that the pieces of junk around him are more than what they seem…
These few weeks have been a journey of unlearning and relearning. When I was offered the Creative Residency at Woods in the Books, I was excited because it is a great opportunity to test out ideas that I have for young children. However, the first step was difficult.
Imaginative Play: Will You Be My Friend?