What are Wimmelbooks? Wimmelbooks display wordless panoramas teeming with tons of persons and things toddlers can find in their daily life. Younger readers (around two years of age) have a blast identifying their favorite objects—for example, things that are red, animals, or a specific element of the book that catches their eye, such as a cool car or particularly funny character. They also delight in seeing social interactions and actions familiar to them: a pat on the back, a dog that barks, a person who lends a helping hand, and so on. Then, as kids grow up and develop their cognitive abilities, they learn to engage with the book at the next level: identifying the characters in the Wimmelbooks as well as their storylines.
Here’s how it works: In each Wimmelbook, children are introduced to a cast of characters on the first page. As they flip through the book, they’re encouraged to seek out the characters, hidden in plain sight among the hustle and bustle of their Wimmelworld. As they do, a story unfolds from page to page as each character experiences one thing after another. Think Where’s Waldo?, except that with Wimmelbooks, young readers experience a story being told right before their eyes, and effortlessly begin their path toward literacy as a result.
In My Big Wimmelbook—On the Farm, kids take a trip to a bustling farm where they meet a cast of characters ready to start the day bright and early. From the stable to the wheat field to the rodeo, readers follow each character through their day on Wimmelfarm—whether watching Jessie the handywoman fix one thing after another or hoping Cousin Grady will survive his next blunder!
My Big Wimmelbook : On the Farm
Max Walther is a Germany-based book designer and illustrator with over ten years experience illustrating children's books. Walther studied design and illustration at the University of Applied Sciences in Mainz, Germany and loves telling stories through illustration in his Wimmelbooks.