|About the Book|
Play is precious to children. It is a time for growing and learning or just having fun. The toys children play with tell us much about their lives. Many poorer children cant take them for granted. They may have to work, or fight a war, or they are refugees on the run. Yet even in the worst situations you find children making do with wonderfully improvised toys made from tin cans, wire, or wood, whatever they can lay their hands on. This stunning book of photographs celebrates the joy of toys and playing for children the world over. Inspired by his own children, Julio Etchart travelled the globe and photographed children from China to South America playing with everything from cardboard boxes to Barbie dolls.