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 »