A stunning book exploring the cycle of the seasons, the passage of time, the way people live, play, forget, remember … Through objects, places and actions, the world is revealed as both permanent and ever-changing.

At first glance, this is a beautiful art book reminiscent of the children’s book illustration of the 1960s. The most striking thing about it for me is that it forces you to slow down and to reflect on the associations within, which are not always immediately obvious. When you read the book as a whole, you really do get the sense that the world is both changing and unchanging.

It’s a meditation. The more times you read this book, the more you get out of it.


Blexbolex is a French comics artist and illustrator. Born Bernard Granger in Aurillac, he studied screen printing at the School of Fine Arts in Angoulême.


The illustrations are in Blexbolex’s distinctive retro style, inspired by old posters and picture books, with solid blocks of colour and patterns laid over each other.

Magpies Magazine

Something to relish across the generations … a delight to browse, yields to pondering, and deserves to be savoured.

Armadillo Magazine

A thought-provoking book that encourages repeated browsing.

The New Zealand Herald

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