Last week, we showed you the one-of-a-kind Tree of Codes die-cut wonderpiece by Jonathan Safran Foer. Today, we bring you three more super unique books all currently available at Backbeat.
First up is Backbeat family favourite Battle Bunny by Jon Scieszka and Mac Barnett with pictures by Matthew Myers.
Battle Bunny is a book superimposed over another book, Birthday Bunny, that appears to have been scribbled over by the recipient, Alex, given to him by his Gran Gran.
When you read beneath the scribbles, you are transported to a an adorable rabbit’s birthday tale. However, much more awesome is the scribbled over story about Battle Bunny who, on his birthday, received special powers over all of his enemies and is about to execute his Secret Plan to take over the forest.
Next up is The Raw Shark Texts by Steven Hall – a play on words of “Rorschach tests”. It’s the story of Eric Sanderson, a man who wakes up in a house one day with no idea who or where he is.
He has a note to instruct him to see a certain doctor immediately, who informs him that he’s experiencing amnesia yet again – a symptom of his severe disassociative disorder.
The story may not seem all that it appears and what makes it unique is its use of visual poetry, using text as imagery.
Last up, we have Choose Your Own Autobiography by Neil Patrick Harris.
If you’re a child of the eighties, you’ll appreciate this awesome Choose Your Own Adventure form of storytelling. But how does it work with an autobiography? Basically, Neil Patrick Harris lets you live his life. At each critical juncture of your life, you get to choose how to proceed.
Choose the right path, and you’ll attain fame, fortune and love. Choose incorrectly and you’ll be stuck with misery, heartbreak, and a hideous death by piranhas.
Choose wisely…or not. It’s all up to you!