An office at night is reimagined as a fantastical kingdom of paper complete with friendly dragons in this own voices picture book.
When the babysitter is unable to come, Daniel is woken out of bed and joins his parents as they head downtown for their jobs as nighttime office cleaners. But the story is about more than brooms, mops, and vacuums. Mama and Papa turn the deserted office building into a magnificent kingdom filled with paper. Then they weave a fantasy of dragons and kings to further engage their reluctant companion–and even encourage him to one day be the king of a paper kingdom.
The Paper Kingdom expresses the joy and spirit of a loving family who turn a routine and ordinary experience into something much grander. Magical art by Pascal Campion shows both the real world and the fantasy through the eyes of the young narrator.
The white silhouettes below have a ghostlike quality to me. Find more examples from this particular form of paper play at Art Publika.
Header illustration was made with Midjourney AI art generator using the prompt: knolling, origami animals, oil painting