See-Saw (L’altalena)

Do you remember when she saw see-saws by the sea shore? No? That’s OK. Enzo Mari’s See-saw (L'altalena) can be either a book, a game, or an entertaining strip to hang on the wall. The concertina-folded pages are full of black animals that chase one another, overlap, and leap with their heavy bodies onto the ends of the simplest of swings, trying to keep their balance. A delightful and fun book about balance during unbalanced times. 
  • Artist: Enzo Mari
  • Size: 6.7 × 9.4 inches (but opens to about 7 feet wide)
  • Pages: 28
  • Binding: Softcover, concertina
  • Publisher: Corraini Edizioni, 2011 (first published in 1961)