The World of Mamoko in the Year 3000 by Aleksandra Mizielinska and Daniel Mizielinski

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What will the world look like in the Year 3000? Will you walk the robot instead of the dog? Or will the robot walk you? And will the daily dramas change?

Aleksandra and Daniel Mizielinska know how a curious mind works. Delighted to have found their books, which opens up your mind to explore possibilities and possible worlds. In the book The World of Mamoko in the Year 3000, they invite you to create your own story about the next millennium.

The first spread in this wordless book is filled with pictures and names of animals and extraterrestrials. You pick a character and invent a story – this page does describe the characters. On the next spread you you see the characters in tall apartments pods, looking out of circular windows and on the street. Slowly the different identities are emergency as you invent your own story about the robot-builder, or the baby in the bubble or the. . . The book The World of Mamoko in the Year 3000 becomes a new story each time you open it.

You can think about:

  • What does it feel like to walk among the exotic flowers and plants?
  • What do the streets smell like?
  • Does it tickle in your stomach when you are being scanned so that you can use the teleportation device?

Exploring the detailed illustrations is a great way to give the imagination muscles a work out. The rainbow-coloured illustrations in mixed media draws you into a busy world where exciting things happens. An ET gets lost or a toy’s bubble bursts.

The World of Mamoko in the Year 3000 is also the perfect prompt to writing your own story about the future.

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