The Thinking Book£14.99
SANDOL STODDARD WARBURG and IVAN CHERMAYE
More than fifty years after its original publication, this reissue brings new light to an artistic children's book clearly ahead of its time. As parents we are all too aware of the time constraints of daily life and the incessant need to ask our children to put their shoes on ten times.
Not to be deterred by a hurried schedule or the start of school, this child takes his time to carefully consider whatever flights of fancy come to mind. Bubbling streams, playful puddles, and even particles of dust that dance in the sunlight distract the inventive child from his daily tasks. One of the most imaginative texts we've come across, young readers will find their own minds wandering as they dream up individual interpretations. Adults will take a moment to stop and consider a child's perspective.
To accompany Sandol Stoddard Warburg's thoughtful prose, prolific graphic designer Ivan Chermayeff paints a picture of childhood imagination. In the time since the book's initial release, Chermayeff has built a glowing, sixty-year reputation in the design industry, receiving recognition for his work with NBC, National Geographic and The Museum of Modern Art. His honours include the National Design Award for Lifetime Achievement.24 pages