A poetic interactive picture book for kids

A young boy, who has grown up by only eating bricks, discovers a fortified castle inside of him, imprisoning his heart. One evening of particularly great sadness his feelings will overflow...

"With a few bricks" is a surprising little book which poetically explores childhood's feelings.


A story about feelings and construction, this original book speaks about identity-building. We figuratively dive into the heart of a young boy and the passions which animate him. His needs of strength shape his personality, but also express his weaknesses. On each page the design stages his emotions with a moving purity. Poetry, creativity and the power of the theme make "With a few bricks" a marvelous little book.


Illustrator and handy artist, Vincent Godeau built his first book in print. On-screen the delicate mechanisms of his pop-ups are transposed into interactions. These interactions enable the reader to accompany and communicate with the character, thereby strengthening the impact of the words. Passing from one scene to another is organic and creates an immersive experience, enriched by an abstract and surprising sound design.


We conceived this book-app to be read by grown-ups to the children. We believe it is more enjoyable and meaningful experience for everyone than listening to a recorded voice.

The app was made for iPad and it is not optimized for iphone but in case of emergency reading you can use your phone.


Written and illustrated by Vincent Godeau.
First published as a pop-up book by the French publishing house L’Agrume.

Digital adaptation produced by Cléa Dieudonné. Based on ideas imagined with Mathilde Fournier. Developed with delicacy by Christian de Wit. Sound design created by Benoit B.

Original idea created for the MICE Junior contest at the children's press and book fair of Montreuil, France.

What’s New

Version 1.2

This app has been updated by Apple to display the Apple Watch app icon.

Finetuning + iPhone adaptation

Ratings and Reviews

5.0 out of 5
21 Ratings

21 Ratings

da_2007 ,


L’enfant interagit, s’implique, développe de l’empathie et accompagne le personnage vers sa sécurité affective dans la solidarité face à une réaction bien connue pour lui : les pleurs de désarroi. Il connaît ce désarroi qui naît de l’incompréhension et du défaut d’empathie. Il a aussi vu des camarades ainsi perdus. Le personnage est rassuré par la maison qui l’apaise. Celà contre l’angoisse de l’inconnu.
Tout enfant mérite un cadre tel que celui-ci.
Il y a un petit détail magique que l’enfant lecteur assimile très bien: le personnage est costaud, il a des forces par ailleurs. Même un fort à des failles. Aider l’autre ne place pas l’autre en victime perpétuelle.
La magie d’un livre chez l’adulte c’est qu’une fois fini, il nous accompagne encore. Pour l’enfant, c’est qu’il le compulse à nouveau, avide de ce qu’il n’a encore saisi. Pari gagné.

Asticot 59 ,

Bravo !

Un grand bravo pour cette application qui vient en complément d'un très beau livre ! C'est toujours un plaisir de voir les histoires prendre de nouvelles formes.

tildou 65 ,


Il me tarde de le faire découvrir à tout mon entourage, petits et grands...félicitations 👏

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