Less a picturebook, more an experience, this work by Béatrice Coron defies definition. A leporello with cut paper, Excentric City opens to reveal an exquisite city scene that will encourage its readers to rethink what a book is. Open this work from one side to the other across a table, or gently curve the unfolding pages into a hexagon. Children of all ages will be able to explore the different representations of city life and celebration hidden in the black cut-out paper. With the addition of a lamp, the book provides an introduction to shadow theatre, casting an ornate silhouette onto the wall behind it, perfect to begin a group discussion about the ideas the images reveal.