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The Book With a Hole

4.28 of 5 stars 4.28  ·  rating details  ·  152 ratings  ·  35 reviews
The Book with a Hole blasts a hole through the middle of the book itself. Sometimes the hole is an eye the reader can look through; sometimes it is a mouth and the reader's fingers make the teeth! The next minute it is a plate (with food drawn by the reader on a sheet of paper behind the book), an obstacle to jump across, or a saucepan. It's crazy! It's a Book with a Hole! ...more
Paperback, 96 pages
Published February 1st 2011 by Tate
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Dec 17, 2013 Miriam rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommended to Miriam by: Crocker Museum
Shelves: art
This isn't really a book to READ, it's a prop to play art games with. Various tings and scenes are sketched around a large hole, and one (presumably) puts one's own drawings behind the hole for various effects and recombinations. I suppose those not interesting in drawing could do the same with magazine photos or some such pre-made images.

I'm not blown away by Tullet's drawing style or ideas, but the concept of the book is fun, and I can see it being a great way to keep an arty child busy for a
Aina Dayana Hilmi


Ada lubang di tengah-tengah buku ini :D Oh, saya sangat suka idea kreatif penulisnya!

Lukisannya menggunakan warna hitam dan putih sahaja.

Agak tebal dan bermacam cerita dapat diilhamkan ketika membaca bersama anak-anak. Masa inilah dapat melihat imaginasi mereka :D

Semua bahagian disukai mereka antaranya apa yang kamu mahu masak (lubang - periuk), letak jari sebagai gigi (lubang itu sebagai mulut), apakah yang akan keluar dari gelung ini? (gambar gelung api sarkas) d
June Pecchia
LOVE this book! Spent 45 minutes enjoying it with my faux nephew Bryce. He's one sharp and funny almost-six-year-old who giggled and used so much imagination as we shared this interactive book. Possibilities are endless.
Today I took it with me when I volunteered at lunch recess at my local elementary... curious to see if upper grade kids would like it...YES. Both boys and girls... YES. It was a hit.
Buy it or check it out from the library for your inventive children. YOU will love it, too.
I was surprised to get this book and discover that it does indeed have a hole in the middle of the book. Somehow I guess I was just expecting a circle or something? This is a clever concept, though I don't like it as much as Press Here. This is definitely a book for jumpstarting creativity and may work best in a classroom or as a book for a single user. It is not quite a storytime book, but a creative teller might make this one work anyway.
Clever clever clever. I can't imagine a circulation copy holding up so well, but this would make a wonderful gift and the best travel book EVER.
Ruth Lyons
This book goes through all kinds of situations that could revolve around a whole or circle. It invites the reader to interact with each picture, challenging them to imagine what could go in the whole. It provides suggestion to spark their imagination.
THe illustrations in this book though only black and white and revolve around the hole in the middle. I think it should have won the Caldecott because of its use of the hole. The hole is the ceter point of the book and leaves what might go into it u

As the title suggests, this book does in fact have a hole. When you open the book, there’s a nice circle right in the middle of the page, perfect for sticking your head in or your arm through. The book is printed in black and white and instructions on each page encourage the reader to act with the image. One page, in which the hole is someone’s open mouth, tells you to try to make teeth with your fingers. Another, in which the hole is the opening of a magician’s hat, asks “What will you make app
Mike Ruch
This is a fantastic book for determining who your true friends are: if they don't get it, push them off a bridge. It may seem cruel, but it's for the best.
Johara Almogbel
SO MUCH FUN. I didn't do all the things the pages asked, because I'm lazy, but what I did do was amusing. And the book is visually appealing.

Recommended for an activity filled hour with your kid or when you need mindless entertainment.
The reader, in this case my daughter, had so much fun with this book. There is a big hole in the middle of the book and the reader has the opportunity to engage with the book. For example, you can put your face through the hole to complete the picture, or a stuffed animal. Some pages have text where it tells you to do something. One page has you close your eyes and try to make a bulls eye with your finger. We had lots of fun reading this book togeter.
Tullet creates another exercise of a child's imagination in this book...well, with a hole. Each page is a different scene in which to participate whether putting a hand through the lizards' mouth or imagining what the round thing the strong man is holding. Children will enjoy visiting this one again and again with different results.
This is a book that I purchased for my school library over the summer after reading so many rave reviews about it! It lived up to all the hype! I read it to my 3rd graders the other day when they came to the library as they BEGGED me to read it and they LOVED it! It's a very creative book that kids will thoroughly enjoy.
I LOVE everything this author has come up with so far! This book is so full of imagination! Every page features a hole in it and readers are challenged to use their imaginations to fill it in. Great for independent reading or reading together. I can't wait to see what this author will come up with next!
Marta Boksenbaum
I think this can be a lot of fun with the right kid at the right age. Some might get tired of coming up with ideas, and some might really enjoy it. Younger kids might not get it though, and if they get too old I think they might not want to participate.
Catherine E
LOVE LOVE LOVE THIS BOOK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It fosters creativity, abstract thinking, imagination, and provides ample opportunities for problem solving development. Did I mention it also has puzzles that build fine motor skills?
Amanda Harrison
This book is more than just a book of pictures, it inspires both 2d and 3d works of art. This is a must purchase for elementary libraries. Don't expect a storytime book, however.
Another great interactive picture book from Herve Tullet. Imagination abounds with this book. Could have been a tad bit shorter though. Got a bit tedious after a while.
Michelle Nero
Kids are really going to dig this fantastically created ingenious art! Every time I turned the page I was amazed - What a fun book!
This is a great activity read-aloud for a younger child -- though I do hope kids aren't too rambunctious with the library's copy!
Another interactive book from Herve Tullet-- a book with a giant hole in the middle-- each page invites participation and imagination.
Linda Atkinson
OMG!! I LOVE this guy. There is no end to the fun that can be had by all with this interactive book. Creative, imaginative, fun!
Very interesting. I think it would be better to own this book than check it out from the library, as it could be abused quickly.
I want to buy a copy of this even though I'll probably never touch it again because it's so cute. CUTE CHILDREN'S BOOKS.
Nov 25, 2011 Terry rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Grace B, Grace M, Olivia, Noah
Shelves: picture-books
This is more than a book to read, it's a book of activities wrapped around a, well, a HOLE in the middle of the book.
Ary Nilandari
There's a hole right in the middle of the book, and Tullet asked you to use the hole in every imaginative way possible.
I love how this is another inter-active book. Just like "Press Here" with dots, this is with a hole. Fun.
Jun 23, 2012 Melek rated it 5 of 5 stars
Shelves: 2012
Ein wirklich tolles Buch für Kinder!!
Meine Schwester und ich hatten sehr viel Spaß damit :D
So clever and fun - kids are going to love looking at this one.
A unique book, indeed, but not conducive to storytime.
Nojood Alsudairi
Very creative. Children loved ex[erimenting with it.
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Hervé Tullet is the creator of more than fifty children’s books, including Press Here, which has been translated into twenty-seven languages. He loves to provoke surprise with his books, as well as in the dynamic workshops that he takes part in. He lives in Paris and is celebrated internationally for his playful, inventive, and interactive storytelling.
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