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.
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.