I have a fun new book hidden away in the closet called Follow the Line by Laura Ljungkvist. I got it from Stubby Pencil Studio and love it! Follow the Line is attractive, creative, and interactive — a perfect combo — and I plan to give it to Maia for Christmas (so shhhh…). The author/illustrator is from Sweden but now lives in the U.S. Check out her website to see her other cool books, including a couple of other Follow the Line books.
This book is interactive on a couple of different levels. First, as the title suggests, there is one line that you can follow throughout the book, beginning on the cover and continuing across each page forming scenes of the city, cars, animals, and sky as it travels. Kids can follow the line with their fingers or just their eyes. Fun! And I love how it illustrates for children how much you can do with line drawings.
Follow the Line is also a finding and counting book.
The text on each page asks readers to find and count things pictured such as seashells, smokestacks, windows, freckles, people with curly hair, and dragonflies. You can tell I'm excited about this book! I can't wait to read it with Maia.
Do you have any favorite interactive books? You know I'm always looking for book recommendations!