«Un Mundo de Cuentos para Ver (Spanish Edition)»
Mis ojos sólo ven blanco. Y los esquimales tenemos los ojos negros. A veces para viajar lejos, lo único que se necesita es un gesto. A través de este álbum, los más pequeños comprobarán cómo las coordenadas geográficas y culturales condicionan nuestra forma de ver el mundo.
Description in English: Sometimes to travel far, the only thing that is needed is a movement. As in this case, one only needs to open this small gem and travel through its pages. Inside, immense planes, empty and white, await us, where the bears roam… In this faraway place, there lives a little Eskimo girl who is going to let us see the world, through her eyes. And how we will be surprised to discover that the Eskimos are capable of distinguishing a thousand different whites, so different from each other, as yellow is from blue.
White raindrop, white snowflake, white cloud… Very simply, the Portuguese author Isabel Minhós brings us closer to the Eskimos with this album. We’re taken inside the day to day: inside the igloos, roaming the frozen landscapes or navigating in a kayak. But we not only discover a great unknown, as usually happens with all minorities, but we also feel the cold and the wind, the snowflakes that stick to our faces… thanks to the magic of her words.
The words not only blanket us, but the images envelope us. Madalena Matoso, in this her second collaboration with OQO, portrays the people that inhabit such distinct latitudes, through innocent eyes. In the compositions, she uses collage, to assemble newspaper cuttings, paper and distinct materials, and surprisingly, they are transformed into icebergs, storms, a girl… It is difficult not to identify with these Eskimos. Everything about them causes our affection to grow (their bright and lively-colored clothing) and the tenderness on discovering the way in which they relate to nature.
And to provoke these emotions, the scenes created by the Portuguese illustrator contribute a great deal: the ice that begins to crack under the feet, the clouds, so high and so cold; the snowflakes that float down like feathers… A book that explores in a natural way the other side of the world and ends with a question: <>. Traveling through this entertaining story, the youngest will spontaneously learn what is true, at those geographical and cultural coordinates, and learn a new way to see the world.
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