Ten Thousand Stories

2013 DEBUT Ten Thousand Stories
Book Author(s) Matthew Swanson and Robbi Behr
Publisher Chronicle Books
Book List Price $18
All-Ages Appropriate No
Web site http://www.chroniclebooks.com/ten-thousand-stories.html

An early effort by Matthew Swanson and Robbi Behr, the husband/wife, writer/illustrator duo behind Idiots’Books and Bobbledy Books, Ten Thousand Stories has now been published by Chronicle books in gorgeous hardcover.
A new story unfolds with every turn of a flap in this playful jigsaw puzzle of a book. Every page is divided into four turnable mini-pages that mix and match to create 10,000 different story combinations, each with its own quirky watercolor illustration. Some stories make sense, some come out downright surreal, and each one is as irreverently imaginative as the next. When will Michael find true love? What was it that pushed Elmo over the edge? Ten Thousand Stories lets the reader piece together each hilarious, gripping, or tragic tale. Part Exquisite Corpse and part Choose Your Own Disaster, this offbeat treasure is an addictive pleasure to play alone or to share.