How to tell the story of ten of the most iconic illustrated children’s books of the 20th century? We wanted to create a magical environment to evoke the wonder of childhood reading so we used figures made from reboard to set the scene in the entrance bringing much loved characters to life. Each iconic work is introduced on the roof of a house and the graphics are printed onto felt to give a warm nostalgic feel. Using a mixture of found and bespoke imagery we kept a fine balance – creating a playful space without dominating the objects on display. The cut out shapes encourage visitors to engage with the illustrations from different perspectives, in some cases necessitating kneeling down to see hidden images, bringing the element of childlike discovery.