The Paperjapes Story


The Paperjapes Story

Written by Tereza Hradilková
Illustrated by Tereza Hradilková
age 3-5

Book parameters:
Size 160 x 297 mm | 6 spreads | pop-up book
Sold to:
Simplified Chinese

Do you know the paper elves called Paperjapes? You don’t? But you don’t tidy up much, do you? And there are loose sheets of paper at the bottom of your school bag, aren’t there? And do you have any idea what lies at the back of your desk drawers?

Our new pop-up book reveals to child readers the hidden world of the little paper elves who live in almost every household. If you would like to know what they eat, how they wash, how they grow and why they are afraid of brooms, this is the book for you! They may even need your help – so have some paper, scissors, glue and a stapler at the ready.

In the pages of this book, before your very eyes, paper elves will build a little house, in secret and bit by bit, from floor to rooftop. And what will happen then? Well, you’ll find out… Maybe they will need your help against tidy-minded parents. So prepare some paper, scissors, glue and a stapler. This book includes instructions for how to build things for the Paperjapes, such as a tent and an aeroplane.

The Paperjapes Story got IDA Honorable Mention 2020 / IDA – International Design Awards