I Japan, a lot of people are very good at folding paper into figures. They are not always successful, and Papirfuglen is the story of a piece of paper that is caught by the wind and falls into Mrs Geisha's laundry. From there its journey continues to a tea house, and then to the metro where it encounters some monkeys and an angry conductor. In the end, the piece of paper finds its way to Uncle Monk, who folds it into a paper bird.
A beautiful, rhythmic story from one of our greatest picture book artists. Both the pictures and text are influenced by Japan and Japanese culture.
‘The use of colour is exquisitely delicate. The text is printed on separate pages and linked to the illustration using the first letter, which is presented in a way that ties it to the illustration. The printing of the illustrations on sheets with a soft, yellowish white hue also contributes to the overall impression. This expression in this book will appeal to people of all ages and remind us that everything is not as it seems.’
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