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La princesa del Vendrell (La princesa de Trujillo in Spanish) by Patacrúa and Javier Solchaga is a classic cumulative tale. This illustrated album, edited by OQO, collects the most typical of the series appearing in Europe: cat, dog, stick, fire, water …

This book offers an interesting visual play: on each page, a small portion of an object is displayed and it asks what it is. To turn the page, you find that things aren’t always what they seem: bottle turns out to be a princess; clothespin, a bird; sharpener, a dog …

Javier Solchaga’s proposal offers a special three-dimensional illustration made from recycled (bottles, wood, stones, wire …). They are photographed from impossible angles, so that readers try to guess, who will be the protagonist of the following action.

This book is an interesting mix of traditional text and modern visual proposal, isn’t it?