Welcome to Mamoko (Hardcover)
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Welcome to the world of Mamoko — use your eyes! Find a feast of stories packed into every page.
Trouble abounds in Mamoko: artwork has been stolen, Vincent Brisk is late for his date, and Miss Chubb has lost a prized possession. Will everything be put right in time for the town carnival? Readers are prompted to follow the adventures of Mamoko’s quirky cast of characters, sharing their discoveries aloud and using their eyes to uncover the kaleidoscope of stories packed into every page!
About the Author
Aleksandra Mizielinska and Daniel Mizielinski graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw, Poland, in 2007. In 2010 they were nominated for the Bologna Ragazzi Award and the IBBY Honor List.
Brimming with the dramas of everyday life and placed in a setting of swirling curves and diagonal lines, this is a book that children will pick up frequently, following the directions and enjoying the detours.
—Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
“Use your eyes!” urge the Mizielinskis on the cover of this large-format board book first published in Poland. Kids will need to do just that as they become immersed in the busy and strangely captivating cartoon world of Mamoko. The opening pages introduce more than a dozen animals with mysteries of their own (“Ada Chirp has someone on her tail. Who is watching her every move?”). Readers will need to comb the wordless scenes that follow, Where’s Waldo?–style, for the answer to that and other enticing questions.
[A] madcap anthropomorphic menagerie... [A] visual adventure into which 5- to 9-year-olds can disappear unaided. ... In densely illustrated pages, young readers can follow the characters through wordless, intersecting adventures, all of which culminate beneath a fireworks show at the fair.
—The Wall Street Journal