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About the Author

Blexbolex lives in Leipzig, Germany. He is an enormously talented silk-screen artist who has large followings in the worlds of comics, art and children's books. His book Seasons was a New York Times Best Illustrated Book of 2010 and his book People won the Goldene Letter Award in 2009 for Best Book Design throughout the world.

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Product Details

  • Grade Level: Preschool and up
  • Hardcover: 208 pages
  • Publisher: Enchanted Lion Books (August 23, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1592701108
  • ISBN-13: 978-1592701100
  • Product Dimensions: 1 x 7.5 x 9.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #395,247 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Born in France in 1966, Blexbolex entered art school with the intention of becoming a painter, but left having discovered his talents as a silk-screen artist. He works both as an illustrator and a comic book artist. His work, which is inspired by vintage design, mixes old printing methods with new interpretations and techniques. An illustrator of graphic genius, he received the prestigious Golden Letter Award in 2009 for best book design throughout the world.

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Jason on January 1, 2012
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As an adult, I loved this book. Each page has a beautiful, artistic illustration on it with a single word description. The nostalgic style of the illustrations is a refreshing change from most contemporary children's books.

When read through the book, you'll notice an association between the figures on the pages. For example, on the left page will be an illustration of a man looking through a microscope with the word BIOLOGIST, while on the right page there will be an illustration of a man looking though a giant telescope with the word ASTRONOMER. Initially the associations are easy and obvious, but as you progress they begin to become more complex.

As a parent, I still love the book, but I can see how others might be hesitant. There are illustrations that other parents might be uncomfortable explaining to their young children. For example: CORPSE, AMPUTEE, EXECUTIONER.

Every parenting style is different, but I will have no problem trying my best to explain these figures to my daughter when the time comes.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By upstateNY on November 12, 2011
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I just wanted to add my two cents since the only current review is a negative one. I don't see this as necessarily a children's book, but a fascinating artist book with beautiful and enigmatic images. Having said that, my four-year-old daughter and I do love to look at it together, and it sparks lots of conversation as we discuss the meanings of the images and create our own stories to accompany them. I have not seen the Seasons book yet, so I can't compare the two, but I really like People. However, my daughter is not daunted by strange or dark imagery, and she and I discuss those topics as they come up. Other kids and parents may not enjoy sharing this book, but I think there are many artists and art lovers who should have this one in their collection!
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By D. Weidman on August 29, 2012
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This is a gorgeous book by bad a$$ artist Blex Bolex. If you're not a weenie type of parent, this is a fun book. We giggled over it for hours and were really sad to have to return it to the library. Ordering it as a present for a friend. Think I'll get a copy for myself, too. Some of the more "questionable" pictures started some great conversations. Kids aren't afraid of stuff that's explained honestly and without fear. Love it.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Debnance at Readerbuzz on December 19, 2011
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An enormous, 100+ page book of drawings of people. Bachelors and babies. Friends and foes. Biologists and astronomers. All kinds of people. Here together in the same enormous book. Happily together in the same enormous book.

" COP
ROBBER
FLIGHT ATTENDANT
CAT BURGLAR
MESSENGER
BUSINESS MAN
BUILDER
DEMOLISHER"
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Angie on March 30, 2014
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I love BlexBolex! I have many of his other zines and books. He has such a distinct style and yet he can design people in so many different ways. I love referencing him for color and seeing how he overlapped shapes to create a second or third color as well as seeing how he used negatives as a shape too. It's great for people interested in making illustrative prints for silkscreen. I bet it would look even nicer if it was screenprinted, but this laser printed copy is still awesome. The paper quality really helps the color.

The delivery of this book took ridiculously long, but it was well worth the wait.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Amanda on February 16, 2015
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I love this book. It instantly became a favorite at our house. My children are 4 and 5 and were so interested in it. I even love how they added things like corpse, smoker, slave, and nudest along with princess, doctor, and knight. It brought up a lot of questions which brought on a lot of conversations. I'm also under the mindset that my kids should know the ugly in the world as well as the good. There were even some mythical creatures and spiritual creatures.
If you like books that inspire thinking then you should definitely get this book.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By C on July 25, 2013
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We got this for our 2 year old but probably enjoy it more ourselves. Would be a great conversational coffee table book. Amazing yet simple illustrations and the content is basic but fun. Would love to own more Blexbolex books.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By cmcgarr on January 22, 2012
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An excellent book and terrific illistrations. The images have vibrant colorations and the simplicity is gorgeous. I highly recomend this for inspiration or a coffee table book.
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