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Where every spread is a new panorama bustling with life. Already massively popular in Germany and around the world, now we can enjoy these one-of-a-kind picture books, too!
Publication Date: 1 February 2019 | Board Books | 225 x 298cm | Price: £9.99 each
The My Big Wimmelbooks Series
By Stefan Lohr and Max Walther
Beginning readers (starting around age two) will have a blast seeking out things and actions already familiar to them—a blue tricycle, a piggyback ride, or a funny uh-oh moment like a character dropping an ice cream cone.
As kids grow up, they learn to engage with the book at the next level. Children around 3 to 4 years old can identify and find the characters in each new scene. Then kids around 4 to 5 years old take it even further, creatively crafting the characters’ stories as they follow them along from scene to scene.
Wimmelbooks are virtually instruction-free, inviting kids (and parents!) to use their imagination and create stories they think fit. Plus, with so much going on, there’s always something new to discover. Wimmelbooks offer hours upon hours of fun—and an effortless introduction to literacy!
‘wimmel’ means ‘to teem’ and these oversized board books are teeming with life! The first page of each book introduces a unique cast of characters who are hidden in plain sight on the pages that follow.
Children as young as two will delight in just finding familiar things – a blue tricycle, a hungry dog or five balloons. As they grow up, Wimmelbooks grow with them and children learn to engage with the book at the next level. At 3 to 4 years old they start to identify and find the characters in each new scene, and then at 4 to 5 years old take it even further and craft their own stories following characters from scene to scene.
Wimmelbooks are virtually instruction-free, inviting children to use their imagination and create and share stories they think fit. Wimmelbooks offer hours upon hours of fun—and an effortless introduction to literacy!
My Big Wimmelbook – At the Construction Site – Sarah the architect is very busy, whether she’s consulting her blueprints or helping with the heavy lifting!
My Big Wimmelbook – Animals Around the World – Meet a colourful cast of characters: a pair of wildlife photographers, a daredevil adventurer, and more.
My Big Wimmelbook – On the Farm – whether he’s transporting a pig or showing it off at a fair, Grandpa Earl is determined to use his old tractor no matter what!
My Big Wimmelbook – Cars and Things That Go – Kevin meets mishap after mishap in his shiny new sports car.
“I have to resist listing all the activities crammed into the pages on my favourite Wimmelbooks…these detail-laden scenes defy both photography and film. They’re human constructions for satisfying the cognitive pleasures of collecting clues, exploring and telling stories…my family reads our Wimmelbooks so much, we’re loving them out of their bindings.” – Michael Erard, The New York Times
My Big Wimmelbooks by Stefan Lohr and Max Walther is published by The Experiment
on 1 February 2019 at £9.99 per title.
|Daniel is only 18 months, but he already loves finding all the trucks, flags, and of course, cats!|
|Hudson and Austin just turned 3. They love buses, so ‘Cars and Things That Go’ is their favourite bedtime book.|
|Sam, age 4, was really excited when he found all five balloons in every scene!|
|Lily is 5 and enjoys “reading” the stories to her little brother, and they get more elaborate every time.|