The House with 100 Stories by Iwai, Toshio

The House with 100 Stories

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100 floors. 100 new friends. 100 stories. Flip open this towering book vertically to climb and count with Tochi as he tries to discover who lives at the top of a strange, magical house.

Tochi receives a mysterious invitation to the House with 100 Stories. On each floor, Tochi meets the colorful, animal residents from squirrels working on their bonsai garden to bats taking baths on the ceiling. But who sent the invitation? Why do they live at the top of this strange house? Tochi must climb to the top to find out!

With a unique structure, readers flip open this book vertically to reveal towering illustrations of the House with 100 Stories. Readers feel like they are climbing the tower with Tochi as they follow the text from bottom to top.

Where's Waldo? meets My Neighbor Totoro in this highly detailed and adorably illustrated counting book. Each floor features its own mini story as the reader counts with Tochi from 1 to 100. Packed with fun, hidden details, young readers will discover something new with every read.

A Bank Street Best Children's Book of the Year
A Junior Library Guild Gold Standard Selection

Author: Toshio Iwai
Publisher: Holiday House
Published: 11/14/2023
Pages: 40
Binding Type: Hardcover
Weight: 0.95lbs
Size: 8.40h x 11.80w x 0.40d
ISBN: 9780823455683
Audience: Ages 4-8

Review Citation(s):
Publishers Weekly 09/18/2023
Kirkus Reviews 10/01/2023
Booklist 11/01/2023 pg. 80

About the Author
Toshio Iwai is a Japanese interactive media and installation artist who has also created a number of commercial video games. In addition he has worked in television, music performance, museum design and digital musical instrument design. Iwai graduated from the University of Tsukuba with a master's degree in Plastic Art and Mixed Media. His award-winning installations include Time Stratum, which won the Gold prize at the 1985 High Technology Art Exhibition in Shibuya Seibu, Tokyo, and Time Stratum II which was awarded the Grand Prize at the 17th Contemporary Japanese Art Exhibition, Meguro Art Museum, Tokyo. Iwai was an artist-in-Residence at the Exploratorium in San Francisco, California, Iwai's works Well of Lights and Music Insects are part of the Exploratorium's permanent collection.