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See Play Do: A Kid's Handbook for Everyday Creative Fun

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NZ Author, Louise Cuckow

See Play Do is a children’s activity annual which encourages open-ended creative play with 3- to 10-year-olds. It is a collaboration between creatives of all ages; from chefs to scientists to 5-year-olds, and is filled with fun ideas – make glitter playdough and dress a dinosaur in your own clothes.

Print designer Louise Cuckow, who’s worked with aclaimed NZ fashion designers Karen Walker and Juliette Hogan, came up with the idea for the creative handbook for small (and big) humans to help build self-confidence, letting kids know their efforts didn’t have to be picture-perfect. This was after seeing her young daughter frustrated that her finished artwork “didn’t look like the picture”. 

She assembled a stellar cast of contributors (cartoonists, musicians, photographers, chefs etc.) including our favourite microbiologist Siouxsie Wiles, who wrote some science experiments with daughter Eve. Siouxsie lived in the same neighbourhood as Louise and eventually Louise reached out to ask if she’d come on board. 

There is no one “picture” to follow in See Play Do – all creations can be celebrated.

HARDCOVER: 100 pages
SIZE: 195 mm x 275 mm