Barbora Klárová, Tomáš Končinský

Typo and Skim

Trans. Eurydice Antolin
Typo et Graillon
Typo et Graillon
Père Fouettard, 2021, 120 pp
Language: French
Genre: Children’s and Young Adult
ISBN: 9782371650770

A visually striking and linguistically innovative steam-punk story for children about entropy and the ageing of things.

Typo and Skim are “imps-entropists” whose task is to make everything grow old in chaos under the reign of the Ravages of Time. Typo the imp attends the Things Ageing Primary School, where he learns how to wear down things to decay thoroughly. He especially focuses on making grammatical errors in books. However, when on a trip to the world of humans, he finds out that they do not like things ageing. Therefore, he and his friend Skim decide to stop the Ravages of Time… This large-format book with a beautiful graphic design and art style is full of sketches of instruments which are the basis of entropy.

The book was artistically prepared by an illustrator whose work includes the visual style of the popular Czech TV channel for children, ČT:D. Thanks to him, children can see a real desert, library, sweet shop or dump site. Everywhere they can enjoy various puns, plays on words and parodies prepared for them by the authors, but at the same time they can observe the Big Ravages of Time taking its toll and find out that stopping it is not advisable.

Information about the original Czech edition

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Other selected published translations (1)

Tippo und Fleck: Über Fleckenteufel und anderen Kobolde German

Language: French
Title: Typo et Graillon
Publisher: Père Fouettard
Year: 2021
Pages: 120
Genre: Children’s and Young Adult