'STOP!' shouts a guard. 'I'm very sorry but no-one's allowed onto the right-hand page.' In this book every word, line, shape, colour and white space conveys meaning. The longer you spend exploring each page, the greater your appreciation of the circumstances in which the characters find themselves. The first end paper introduces the rather submissive-looking characters. Few of them are smiling. In fact, many don't have mouths to smile or speak. Each group that enters the pages is held back by the guard. The left-hand page becomes more and more crowded. Two boys accidentally kick their bright red ball on to the right-hand page. Now what will happen? A clever and thought-provoking book which readers of any age can enjoy. Look at the final end papers; the characters are not subdued anymore but loud, opinionated, unruly, active and free to roam wherever they wish.