Éphémère, by Frédéric Marais
No matter how short their life is, mayflies can, too, aspire to a remarkable fate! A poetic and refined picture book with a fatal outcome… inevitably.A fragile and graceful insect, the mayfly only exists for being eaten. It doesn’t even have a mouth: no need to feed, just time to breed and then it’s time to die…
But one of them, defying the predators hiding on each page, decides to seize control of its own fate. We follow this ephemeral superhero that we hope is immortal. Alas, the end brings us back to the cruel reality of all beings. But how good to know that one can have a rich and full life, and forget that one will maybe end up its life… crushed under a cow pat! A funny way of tackling existential questions, which children often ask, about death and the meaning of life.
24 x 32cm, 32 pages
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