The Numberlys

The Numberlys 2

by William JoyceWilliam Joyce and Christina Ellis

Hardback Publication Date: 01/07/2014

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Once upon a time there was no alphabet, only numbers...Life was...fine. Orderly. Dull as gray paint. Very...numberly. But our five jaunty heroes weren't willing to accept that this was all there could be. They knew there had to be more. So they broke out hard hats and welders, hammers and glue guns, and they started knocking some numbers together. Removing a piece here. Adding a piece there. At first, it was awful. But the five kept at it, and soon it was...artful! One letter after another emerged, until there were twenty-six. Twenty-six letters-and they were beautiful. All colourful, shiny, and new. Exactly what our heroes didn't even know they were missing. And when the letters entered the world, something truly wondrous began to happen...Pizza! Jelly beans! Colour! Books! Based on the award-winning app, this is William Joyce and Moonbot's Metropolis-inspired homage to everyone who knows there is more to life than shades of black and gray.
ISBN:
9781442473430
9781442473430
Category:
General fiction (Children's / Teenage)
Format:
Hardback
Publication Date:
01-07-2014
Language:
English
Publisher:
Simon & Schuster
Country of origin:
United States
Pages:
56
Dimensions (mm):
215x302x12mm
Weight:
0.6kg
William Joyce

William Joyce does a lot of stuff but children’s books are his true bailiwick (The Numberlys, Rolie Polie Olie, Dinosaur Bob, George Shrinks, and the #1 New York Times bestselling The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore, which is also his Academy Award–winning short film, to name a few). He lives in Shreveport, Louisiana.

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  • Will this be a modern classic for kids?

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    This book is quite modern but the presentation is beautiful and it will probably become a classic. I found it stunning and it should be a great gift for families that have children learning to read or count. I was impressed with The Numberlys. Interestingly the concept is somewhat similar to the video game Da Blob with the use of colour.

  • A fun book to read with your little one

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    My four year old son loved this book. We read it twice in the same day at his request. I found it to be a very different book to most stories we read. For starters, we had to hold the book long ways - VERY different. I liked the moral of the story: If you want things to change for the better to be happy, then do it, no matter the mistakes that are made from the beginning to the end result - which I got from the boredom the 5 friends faced every day doing the same thing, being the same thing, eating the same thing but one day they had an idea to make things different (ie. better) and "at first it was awful and then artful" and then everything changed and everyone was happier. It was very inventive and fun to read and my son and I could read the letters along the way as they were made. It helps him with his alphabet, which is good.

    In my sons words: I liked this story. It was a good one. I liked how the friends changed everything into colours and I could read the alphabet as it was made.