In this creative wonder, artist Monte Shin uses shape and symmetry to turn what look like random squiggles into recognizable forms. This uniquely interactive book needs the reader’s help to finish the pictures, because they can only be seen using the attached fold-up mirror. Once the mirror is in place, readers can spin the central art on each page to reveal not only an array of fun abstract shapes, but a delightfully surprising final image. Enormously fun to play with, little ones will get a taste of how this book works on the MirrorPlayBook YouTube video or by using the QR code on the back cover.
Monte Shin was born in Korea and studied mathematics. She initially worked as a game developer, where she got the idea to develop game books that are based on mathematical principles. With Mirror Play she wants to show children what beautiful and surprising geometric figures can arise through reflections.