THINGS THAT GO AWAY/Les Choses qui s’en vont
An artist book for all ages, in which the images change as you turn the transparent pages, illustrating, with great sensitivity, the movements of life.
“I wanted to turn the picture book concept upside down, by showing things evolve or disappear, instead of setting them on the page. So, I thought about a visual story with see-through sheets, that touches upon a child’s everyday life.
For me, the see-through paper, with its slightly opaque transparency, reflects the evanescence of everything that surrounds us and that slips through our fingers.”
With a great deal of graphic creativity, and soft yet funny and intriguing illustrations, Beatrice Alemagna explores the moments children are faced with when growing up. Some painless, or almost, like losing a tooth, or grazing your knee, and other deeper ones, such as sadness… A see-through sheet is lifted on each page, transforming the image. But beneath each of these short-lived moments, lies something unchanging, strong and lasting; the love of a parent for their child.
Prix Sorcières 2020 – Carrément Beau Mini
Book selected as a gift for 20,000 newborns.
Rights sold in American, English, Spanish, Catalan, Italian, Swedish, Simple and Complex Chinese, Korean.
- All Ages
- Hardcover ● 16 x 25 cm ● 70 pages
- 70 pages with 16 velum pages
- EAN : 9782330124465 ● 15,90 € ● 2019