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ANNA GKOUTZOURI: NICE TO MEET YOU!

ANNA GKOUTZOURI

ABOUT THE AUTHOR


Anna was born in 1980 in Thessaloniki, Greece, where she still lives with her fluffy dog. After considering several career options (dancer, architect, archeologist, mathematician) and studying civil engineering, Anna decided to train to do one of the jobs she wanted to do since she was a child and became an architect. Ever since she graduated she is a co-founder of an architectural office called “A+A architects”. It’s an office of practice and research in architecture, urbanism and landscape design. But as inspiration is everywhere and creativity starts with whether you are curious or not, she started writing and illustrating children’s story books. Her passion is to create pop-up books and other titles with acetate pages which help visual interaction, as she is big fan of how the illustrations work with the paper engineering to tell a story and raise complex issues to young readers in an engaging and ingeniously simple way.

HIGHLIGHTS FROM OUR SPRING 2020 RIGHTS CATALOGUE!

ACTIVITY BABY BOOKS

COPRODUCTION SCHEDULED FOR SPRING 2021 – PRICES AVAILABLE!

FLIP THE PAGE AND DISCOVER…

Hardcover with transparent acetate pages, 3+

This series of books introduce children’s to the world of shapes, opposites, animals, numbers and classic fairy tales. Just flip the transparent page back and forth to reveal the different shapes or animals and watch the pictures underneath change… Enjoy the bold colors, the appealing graphics and the visual trickery in a series of books designed to encourage conversation and visual interaction on each page.

5 titles available: Opposites, Animals, Shapes, Numbers, Fairy Tales

Format: 20 x 21,5 cm
Pages: 32
Binding: Hardcover with transparent acetate pages
Target group: 3+

THE MINI HOUSES SLIDING BOOKS

Activity Board Books, 2-5

Look at these adorable mini houses! Knock knock! Who lives here? Kids will love to pull the sliders up to see who lives in each house, which is his/her favorite room, whats his/her job. Shaped in attractive mini houses, this series will introduce children basic knowledge about numbers, some major professions and animals. In addition, these interesting activity books are designes to improve kids’ hands-on abilities, as various mechanisms allow young readers to make flowers speak, monkeys skate and hippos take a shower.

4 titles available: Bunny, the Bus Driver, Giraffe, the Chef, Crocodile, the Gardener, Hippo, the Tenor

Format: 18 x 21 cm
Pages: 8
Binding: Board books with 5 sliding mechanisms and 4 spreads
Target Group: 2-5

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PICTURE ACTIVITY BOOKS

ALICE AND THE MISSING
BLACK SPOT

Picture Books, 3+

Alice and the missing black spot is the story of a young ladybird discovering she has one spot less than her twin sister. Together they search for the black spot and ask other animals if they ahve seen it. At the end they discover that the black spot never existed. The illustration is very special: it is a collage of different textured materials with whimsical mood. The uniqueness of the three cutting pages offers a different type of book which could be regarded as a simplest version of the pop-up books.
Format: 25 x 25 cm
Pages: 34
Binding: Picture Books with cutting pages
Target Group: 3+
Texts available in: English, Greek, Spanish

POP-UP BOOKS

THE ADVENTURE OF A LINE

Pop-up books, 3+

The Adventure of a Line is a children’s book with moving parts which chronicles the adventures that had the last line of a school notebook, trying to make its own revolution in the real world. Jumped out from the notebook and then converted into fivedifferent objects (a dividing line in a big avenue, an electrical pillar on the sidewalk, a clothes’ rope in the yard of a house, a line on the canvas of a painter and to a chord of a harp) she eventually returns back from where it all started. Through the uniqueness of the various constructions children can actively participate in the story and be part of the adventure.

Format: 23 x 23 cm
Pages: 22
Binding: Pop-up Books
Target Group: 3+
Texts available in: English, Greek

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