Author(s): Britta Teckentrup
This is the perfect novelty package for all pre-school children - it is bright, vibrant, sturdy and will provide hours of play before being stored safely away in its own carry case - making it perfect portable fun for journeys, play-dates and home-time too. Created by a highly-acclaimed paper-engineer, this robust and ingenious package comprises a six pop-up storybook, which then unfolds and transforms into a 3D farmyard landscape play-mat, with cut-out cardboard animals and farm vehicles for total fun on the farm! The colourful and stylish illustrations provide lovely farm and animal detail and the simple story abounds in animal noises and actions - perfect for sharing as a book as well as at playtime. Look out for Playbook Pirates coming next year!
Corina Fletcher is an award-winning designer who specialises in pop-up books and paper engineering. Corina has worked with many well-known names in children's books, including Lauren Child. Her more recent work includes pop-up editions of Lauren Child's hugely popular books, pop-up versions of Giles Andreae and Guy Parker-Rees's Giraffe's Can't Dance, the ever popular Guess How Much I Love You with Sam Mc Bratney and Anita Jeram, and Oliver Jeffers' Lost and Found, amongst others. Corina lives near Lewes in East Sussex with her family. Britta Teckentrup, the illustrator of PLAYBOOK FARM, grew up in a town called Wuppertal. She moved to London in 1988 to study illustration and fine art at St Martin's College and the Royal College of Art and ended up staying in England for 17 years. Britta has created over 30 books, translated into 20 different languages. Britta's illustrations have appeared in magazines, on homeware, clothes and packaging. Britta now lives and works in Berlin with her artist husband, young son Vincent and their cat.