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How This Book Was Made
by Mac Barnett and Adam Rex


Overview - You may think you know how this book was made, but you don't. Sure, the author wrote many drafts, and the illustrator took a long time creating the art, but then what? How'd it get into your hands? Well, open the cover and read through these pages to find out.  Read more...

 
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Overview
You may think you know how this book was made, but you don't. Sure, the author wrote many drafts, and the illustrator took a long time creating the art, but then what? How'd it get into your hands? Well, open the cover and read through these pages to find out. Just beware of the pirates and angry tiger.
New York Times best-selling creators Mac Barnett and Adam Rex reveal the nitty gritty process of making a book . . . with a few unexpected twists along the way Budding writers and artists will laugh at the mix of reality and the absurd as the story makes its way to a shelf, and a reader.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9781423152200
  • ISBN-10: 1423152204
  • Publisher: Disney-Hyperion
  • Publish Date: September 2016
  • Page Count: 48
  • Reading Level: Ages 3-6
  • Dimensions: 9.3 x 9.4 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.85 pounds


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Books > Juvenile Fiction > Science & Technology
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Publishers Weekly Reviews

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  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2016-06-20
  • Reviewer: Staff

Barnett and Rex concoct another self-referential story, this one about the process of bookmaking. As in Chloe and the Lion, Barnett and Rex star as writer and illustrator. With the help of an editor (“she is like a teacher, only she works in a skyscraper”), a tiger, pirates, and a cast of thousands (well, dozens), the manuscript leaves Barnett’s desk, undergoes editing, and arrives at the printer in Malaysia (“A lady put the words and the art into one side of the machine and out the other end came this book”). Rex’s elaborate paper sculptures look like classroom dioramas, even employing an actual globe to show the book’s journeys, whether it’s the manuscript crisscrossing the U.S. during edits or the slow boat bringing the printed book to the States. Although Barnett’s comic patter bypasses many questions—why print the book in Malaysia?—readers won’t have any difficulty sorting fact from fiction, and they’ll appreciate the sentiment that “a book still isn’t a book, not really, until it has a reader.” Ages 3–5. Agent: Steven Malk, Writers House. (Sept.)

 
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