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‘We need the literature of other countries to expand our
horizons and stimulate our ideas. Without it, we are not only
diminished, we are starved’
(The Times, Magnus Linklater 29/06/05)
World of Mamoko in the Year 3,000 (The)
by Aleksandra Mizielinska and Daniel Mizielinski
Age Range: 6-8
It is the year 3,000 in Mamoko. What does the future hold for Mamoko’s next generation? Ziggy Clawdust is the prince of pop who has a treat in store for his fans, Otto Flash is starting to feel spaced out because of his new jumper; Philip Fixit is quite handy as he helps someone feel over the moon and Sonny Sniffriff is aiming for fame!
In this amazing wordless picture book from two of Poland’s most innovative illustrators, Aleksandra Mizielińska and Daniel Mizieliński, the world of Mamoko is where the reader becomes the storyteller. Children will have fun following each of the characters, (who are introduced in the inside cover at the front of the book with some helpful clues), as they travel through the pages discovering the kaleidoscope of tales waiting to be uncovered.
Each double-page spread has a mass of intricate activity within the vibrant, rich pen and watercolour illustrations. The attention to detail is incredible, but this is no surprise from this Polish duo that created Welcome to Mamoko,Mamoko and the Dragons (Big Picture Press) and two amazing non-fiction books about architecture and design from around the world, H.O.U.S.E. and D.E.S.I.G.N. (Gecko Press). Readers will love the endearing comical characters as they each go on their own separate adventure.