Everything Changes

Writtern and illustrated by Durand Tony

  • Picture Book
  • Age group: 4 and up
  • Pages: 48
  • Format: 18 x 25 cm
  • Hardcover
  • RP: 14 euros

“In nature nothing is created, nothing is lost, everything changes.” (Antoine Lavoisier)

Clouds become rain which becomes a river. An egg becomes a hen that lays another egg. The world is always changing, and it’s exciting to watch! This little picture book, full of humor and intelligence, takes that as its starting point to help children understand the theme of change and transformation by observing the world around us. Tree and table, chicken and egg, the incredible water cycle—these are but a few examples of this essential principle of life. No offense to the puddle and the garden hose, who make up tall takes. Pore delightedly over these colorful images, pages of collage, engraving, and prints, made of paper that itself has had previous lives and, thanks to you, has entered another stage of its existence! Tony Durand’s collages are bursting with invention and details that tempt readers to linger, reading and rereading the mischievous words that go with them. A real gem!

Tony Durand is a graphic designer. After studying literature and teaching himself design and engraving, he alternated between commissions and personal projects, each informing the other. He has worked with the publishers Didier Jeunesse, La Pastèque, and Actes Sud Junior, in the course of a career that has encompassed illustration and tinkering in a variety of 2- and 3D media. Everything Changes is his second book with Møtus, after Who Am I?

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