100 Floors House

La maison aux 100 étages or 100 Floors House is a childrens book I would have absolutely loved when I was little. We offered it to P. and it’s a hit. I looked up IWAI Toshio, the japanese author of the book, who turns out to be an interactive media and installation artist, and also created video games, including the cool Electroplankton (Nintendo DS). This book actually looks pretty much like a video game, come to think of it.
You follow a little boy who received an invitation from a mystery host in this unusual building. Across the levels, he gets to meet different animals who guide him to the top.

There is a sequel called La maison souterraine aux 100 étages (100 Floors Underground House) which features a little girl and different animals and insects.

Posted: January 9th, 2014 | Author: anneemall | Filed under: Art & illustration, Books, Children | 4 Comments »

4 Comments on “100 Floors House”

  1. 1 Chris said at 12:57 on January 11th, 2014:

    This reminds me of a book in our local arts centre shop, which shows an incredibly tall building taking shape in unlikely ways. The joke is the totally different architectural styles from floor to floor. I’m afraid I can’t remember what it’s called, though.

    However, you — or P. — might like this, which was a hit with my niece:


    She likes it when things go wrong!

  2. 2 anneemall said at 15:57 on January 11th, 2014:

    If you remember, let me know! This very nice one which we also got him for later could match your description: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rWu2CU33SKI
    Or is it another one?

    The Oh no book does seems cool too.

  3. 3 Chris said at 01:42 on January 12th, 2014:

    I’ll check next time I’m in, but that does look like it. Nice animation, too.

  4. 4 Anne said at 22:35 on January 15th, 2014:

    Ouaouh… superbe !
    Dans le genre “livres fourmillant de détails”, je ne sais pas si tu connais les Mamoko :



    Et pour plus tard, il y a les beaux livres d’Aurore Callias…



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