ONLY AVAILABLE IN PORTUGUESE (AT THE MOMENT)
Winner of the most distinguished book award in Brazil, the Jabuti, in the category of "Education"
With precise text and enchanting photos, this book tells the adventure of an on-going research project that has been in the works for years, and has visited the most diverse regions of Brazil, but principally the Amazon. It details in a step-by-step manner how to play, or how to build, more than 30 games and toys. From Valdo and his friends in the Galibi Indian community in the far north of Brazil, playing with their tucumã seed top, to the boys in the shanty town outside São Paulo, competing with their soap detergent tops... So many real characters show us that play can and will happen despite material resources, and that toys are made with any number of ways all over this vast land.
Author: Renata Meirelles
Photos: David Reeks, Renata Meirelles