In The Forest – Anouck Boisrobert & Louis Rigaud

In The Forest –  Anouck Boisrobert & Louis Rigaud

A few weeks ago when I was at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park I spotted a lovely book called In The Forest. The team at Tate Publishing saw my post and offered to send me the book to review.

In the Forest is a fabulous book which sensitively explores issues of deforestation

It is an astonishingly clever book with a clear message about the impact of man on the forests around us.

The book is a pop up book like no other I have seen. It is perfectly engineered with exquisite detail and design. The reader is encouraged to look amongst the trees for the Sloth, who, despite the falling trees around him hangs on. It is impossible for any images to justice to this book.

in the forest book

As the pages turn more and more of the forest is taken away, until all that remains is the tree with the Sloth. Hope does return when seeds are planted and the forest regrows.

It is an incredible book which so visually brings to life the impact of deforestation, and the pace that destruction happens at. The design is clean and crisp and the production of the book is stunning, high quality papers and inks have been used and it is nothing short of a work of art.

Daniel didn’t really understand the story of the book but was quite taken with the book itself and pointed out what he could see. I think this will form a good basis for our discussions in the future about the care of the planet.

Take a look at some of the other books that Tate are publishing – see their site here. There are some superb books on offer.




  1. 3rd August 2015 / 13:51

    Just wow, what an intricate pop up book, such detail, I bet it is really fascinating watching the forest change, thanks for sharing with #readwithme x

    • 3rd August 2015 / 19:08

      it really is stunning, simple tale but wonderful x

    • 3rd August 2015 / 19:07

      it really is, it’s such a beautiful and well thought out book x

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