Wreck This Picture Book (Hardcover)

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This book is for the many of us who are disheartened by the world and its tragedies. John Green's essays examine the minutia of the current geological age (the Anthropocene) and the moments, objects, & phenomena that define it. A world of overthought about Dr. Pepper, Canadian Geese, whispering, Monopoly, even viral meningitis are rated on a 5 star scale.

Even when writing about the traumas of the COVID-19 pandemic, Green address hopelessness with insight. He finds realistic hope, by gracefully presenting his wit and fatherly wisdom. I give John Green's The Anthropocene Reviewed, 5 out of 5 stars

— Chelsi


An Indie Next List Selection

Keri Smith, creator of the mega-bestselling Wreck This Journal, now brings her imagination and inspiration to children with this picture book that explores the very active experience of reading.

What if there were a book that changed every time you read it?

Actually, every book does this. We are all part of the books we read, because our individual reactions, ideas, and emotions make the book whole, and these things are changing all the time. Keri Smith has helped millions of people free their creativity and find their own voice with her interactive books, and now she brings that sensibility to children and to the act of reading. This picture book is an invitation to honor your own vision and to welcome imperfection. Kids will discover that reading can engage all five senses, and that what they themselves bring to a book is an important contribution. (And of course they'll be invited to do a bit of harmless "wrecking"!)

About the Author

Keri Smith is a bestselling author, illustrator, and thinker. Her books include Wreck This Journal, The Wander Society, This is Not a Book, How to Be an Explorer of the World, Mess, Finish This Book, The Pocket Scavenger, Wreck This Journal Everywhere, Everything Is Connected, and The Imaginary World of... as well as Wreck This App, This is Not an App, and the Pocket Scavenger app. She enjoys spending time with her husband, experimental musician Jefferson Pitcher, and two children.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780593111024
ISBN-10: 0593111028
Publisher: Dial Books
Publication Date: November 3rd, 2020
Pages: 64
Language: English