This is a brilliant idea, brilliantly done.
'Big Book' is a project by Mao Fujimoto, a student at Tama Arts University, and a new interpretation of the traditional fairytale book for children.
Whilst computer screens and 3D movies are one way of immersing children in stories, Fujimoto decided to retain the old fashioned aspect of paper and ink; but to supersize it and turn it into a huge single page that kids, and storytellers alike can crawl onto.
Each story she's illustrated (there's five) features a giant image of something central to each tale - whether that's the deep rabbit hole in Alice in Wonderland or the big turtle which carries the young fisherman to a sub-sea palace in one of Japan’s best loved stories, Urashima Taro.
What this does is encourages kids to shift about on the book; reading the story and placing themselves inside it - adding another dimension of interactivity.
Fujimoto herself was apparently inspired by a keen fascination about what it would be like to ride on the turtle in Urashima Taro, and expanded from there.
We love her illustration style and would love to see these in production one day...