Thousand and One Creatures

Did you know that a giraffe’s poop falls from about three meters, or that it can clean its ears with its tongue? Thousand and One Creatures is a wild, non-fiction book about animals and creatures, written by Aino Järvinen and illustrated by Laura Merz. Merz delved into the world of animals to find surprising facts and used brushes, pieces of cardboard and wooden sticks to give texture, speed and character to the creatures.

The Most Beautiful Books of the Year 2016 – award by The Finnish Book Art Committee

• Shortlisted – The Best of the Year 2016 by Grafia – Association of Visual Communication Designers in Finland

• Selected to the 11th Mikkeli Illustrations Triennale




Concept: Laura Merz
Text: Aino Järvinen
Illustration: Laura Merz
Orig.title: Tuhat ja yksi otusta
ISBN: 978-952-7105-07-8
64 pages
size: 27 x 33 cm
recommended age: 5+

© Rights sold: Chinese, Latvian




“This large format children’s book is an artwork in itself.”

- Arja Kanerva / children’s book critic