Before After

Author(s): Matthias Arégui; Anne-Margot Ramstein

Sophisticated Picture Books

Which came first? No words are necessary in this beautiful, artfully humorous book, in which every turn of the page offers a surprise.


Everyone knows that a tiny acorn grows into a mighty oak and a caterpillar becomes a butterfly. But in this clever, visually enchanting volume, it's also true that a cow can result in both a bottle of milk and a painting of a cow, and an ape in a jungle may become an urban King Kong. Just as day turns into night and back again, a many-tiered cake is both created and eaten down to a single piece. With simple, graphic illustrations sure to appeal to even the youngest of children, this beautiful rumination on the passage of time will please the most discerning adult readers, too.


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Cever, witty, humorous, informative and beautiful. Children's Books Ireland Recommended Read Clever and engrossing ... Absolutely fascinating. Parents in Touch A clever, visually enchanting book Lytham St Annes Express Perfect for inquisitive pre-readers. Mr Fox

Anne-Margot Ramstein studied illustration in the Ecole des Arts Decoratifs in Strasbourg. Her first book was released in March 2011 (Illuminations of Albert Einstein published by Little Platons). She has also produced illustrations for various publications and has exhibited her designs in Strasbourg, Boston and Philadelphia. Matthias Aregui is currently working on his first comic book. He has also had two stories published in the journal Beautiful Illustrations. Anne-Raimstein and Matthias have previously worked together on The ABC of Hassle, which was published in October 2011.

General Fields

  • : 9781406357936
  • : Walker Books, Limited
  • : Walker Books Ltd
  • : 0.695
  • : October 2014
  • : 250mm X 170mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : October 2014
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Matthias Arégui; Anne-Margot Ramstein
  • : Hardback
  • : 1014
  • : Matthias Arégui; Anne-Margot Ramstein
  • : en
  • : 116
  • : 5+
  • : 176
  • : illustrations