In a home, when the electricity is off, there’s nothing. You turn it on and then you see a surprising world coming to life. In this book two siblings talk about it This book shows the interior of a home at night time. Two siblings are talking, and they tell to each other that the lion roars with the strength of the thunder; the giraffe is niece of lighthouses; and the are elephants who are born in the cleaning department of the supermarket. It is the electricity that brings them to life: repeating the magic of the first light bulb ever, when you turn the light on, the whole house comes alive and becomes wild. A book to let your imagination create those fantastic visions that surprise you, when you are about to fall asleep and close your eyes. The words of the Chilean poet María José Ferrada interpret with quiet strength the way thoughts occur; on the other side, the fantastic collages created by the Japanese artist Toyohiko Kokumai sometimes generate abstract images, thus representing light, sound and air, sometimes creating animals that are as real as the myriad of little pieces of paper that compose them. The book is published in a bilingual edition Spanish-Japanese); and also offers a glimpse of Toyohiko Kokumai’s creative process. Toyohiko Kokumai has created the images of this book by gluing tiny cuts of frames taken from newspapers. In some cases, the author has photocopied the frames with which he works, dubling or even quadrupling its size. Then he proceeded to cut the papers to make up the illustrations. In addition to the frames, It has also cut some details of images.


  • 32 pages
  • 20.5 x 28.5 centimeters
  • 4 colors
  • Hardcover

Rights available for...

  • Portuguese (Brazil)
  • French
  • English
  • Dutch
  • Portuguese (Europe)