Author(s): Jacky Bahbout
Funny face! is an activity book based on visual jokes. Children draw, fold and colour to make surprising and funny things happen to all kinds of faces on the page. The inspired use of die cuts, folds and split pages helps children reveal a variety of visual gags; for example: doodling through a pair of die- cut shaggy eyebrows on one picture draws a droopy moustache on a picture on the page below; opening up a gatefold turns a little boys tiny ears into giant ones. More funny faces appear on pages split horizontally into three. Turning the sections back and forth creates mixed-up faces with different hats, noses and beards. Pages fold vertically to create characters with large noses or thought-bubble hair. The child is challenged to keep looking until they find all the jokes and tricks. The layout is generous enough to allow children to add their own doodling and colouring too.