A nostalgic and contemporary book that opens up like a gift containing timeless toys. Lo Monaco takes out old games from the bedroom cupboard, those which generations of children have enjoyed and continue to enjoy even today: sailing boats, fire engines, an elephant on wheels, a tractor with a trailer… An elegant visual list of pop-up toys which leap out of the pages of the book to entertain in a magical metagame, between memory and discovery, for both adults and children.
Gérard Lo Monaco is an Argentinian illustrator born in Buenos Aires in 1948. He moved to Paris where he designed posters, album covers and became one of the best-known authors of animated books worldwide. His works of feats of paper engineering such as pop-up versions of Le petit prince and Moby Dick, or original projects such as Magique circus tour.