From the internationally bestselling creator of Wreck This Journal, a curious, engaging, and creative rethinking of all the different things a book can be. In this uniquely skewed look at the purpose and function of a "book", Keri Smith offers an illustrated guide that challenges readers to creatively examine all the different ways This Is Not a Book can be used. With intriguing prompts, readers will discover that the book can be: A secret message-tear out a page, write a note on it for a stranger, and leave it in a public place. A recording device-have everyone you contact today write their name in the book. An instrument-create as many sounds as you can using the book, like flipping the pages fast or slapping the cover. This Is Not a Book forces you to ask, "If it's not a book, what is it then?"-with a kaleidoscope of possible answers.
Praise for This is Not a Book "By the time you finish with This is Not a Book, it may look like a well-used journal, a bulky photo album, an organized scrapbook, or a combination of all three. . . . [Smith's] tasks are diverse and short in explanation, but they all push you to think, create or experience." -Curled Up with a Good Book "This is Not a Book is fun, creative and makes you think outside the box." -Just One More Thing Praise for Keri Smith "Keri Smith may well be the self-help guru this DIY generation deserves." -The Believer "A conceptual artist and author luring kids into questioning the world and appreciating every smell, texture and mystery in it." -TIME Magazine
Keri Smith lebt mit ihrem Mann und ihrem zweijährigen Sohn als Künstlerin und freie Autorin in der Nähe von Vancouver/ Kanada. In den letzten Jahren hat sie mehrere Bücher publiziert, die sich allesamt auf herzerfrischende Weise dem Thema Kreativität widmen.