Ideas
December 12, 2014 12:44 PM EST

This article originally appeared on Lost at E Minor.

Are you in the middle of Christmas shopping? Not exactly sure what to buy your kid cousins? Here’s a good, entertaining gift they’ll enjoy. An old-fashion flip book! With a quick flip of your thumb, you can see the beautiful Japanese animation come to life and start moving off the page.

With negative space and secret chambers, the book’s artist, Mou Hitotsu, reveals magical stories in motion. Check out the video for a unique storytelling technique!

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