My Japanese Flip Books have finally arrived!
We saw them at the Bologna Children’s Book Fair and had never seen anything like them before. They are truly marvellous. As Sally and I flipped through them we were oohing and aahing to the assistant’s delight.
But… it was quite difficult to track down a point of sale.
The books are published by Seigensha Art Publishing Inc http://seigensha.com
but I ordered them from The Colossal Shop www.colossalshop.com
Each little book in its cute matchbox style cover was AU$16.00.
I bought Visitor of Hole, Rabbit with Long Ears, God of Bug Eater, Christmas Comes Along and Bomb Insect.
They are each fascinating and all have a surprise ending. Like every good book!
I am now going to be on the lookout for new and wonderful flip books…I may even begin a collection…I love them so much!