Traversée, by Louise Heugel

One day, a curious gazelle follows a group of migrating birds across the ocean and ends up in an unfamiliar land, far from home. She befriends one of the birds, and as the two get to know one another, they have a blast playing, laughing, and enjoying one another’s company. When time comes for the gazelle to leave, the bird gives her a seed that will grow into a magnificent tree and serve as a constant reminder of her faraway friend.

Louise Heugel’s sparing use of words and pulsing dichromatic palette make this universal tale of exploration and friendship buzz with energy and feeling that will resonate with readers long after they have turned the last page!

Picture book, 24 x 16.5 cm, 64 pages