By Marta Comín
I get puzzled in front a few things: for instance, the mountains peaks, do they go up or down? It all depends on your point of view. Some things, like ripe fruits, always go down; on the other hand, there are others that always move upwards. But there are also thing that sometimes go up, and sometimes go down. A few times you can understand why, but not always. What kind of relationship develops between the concepts of going up and down? Can you go down and never go up and vice versa? The author of this book creates a sequence of illustrations that analyze the relationship between these two actions. She feels she is exploring the Taoist principle of duality. In each thing or situation you can find two fundamental forces, they are opposite and complementary. Marta Comín’s images propose her thoughts on this issue through a beautiful and metaphorical rendering. The narrator stares at the world that surrounds him or her and tells us his or her thoughts. This narrator can be a child or can be you or me. This is a little book to discover a new concept, a book that will surprise you talking about simple everyday facts, those facts one rarely thinks about. A fascinating books for both children and adults.