The Perfect Shot

La Photo parfaite, by Céline Dumartin

Jean-Pierre travels the world with his motorhome, in search of the perfect photo. On his way, he photographs everything he sees: a sunset… but the background is all blurry; a friend… but his face is all funny; a bee… but his hand is covering the lens. Will Jean-Pierre ever succeed in taking THE perfect photo?

A first picture book full of humour, with a deceptively naive and childish line, punctuated by Céline Dumartin’s pop and colourful illustrations. Follow the adventures of Jean-Pierre, an unlucky (or not very talented) photographer in this 80’s camera look-alike book.

48 pages harcover picture book, 22.9 x 17 cm

Rights sold: Dutch, Italian


The perfect shot was awarded the 2022 “Talents Cultura” among the children’s books category, a selection of first books noticed by a review panel made of booksellers and passionate readers.

“A nice little book for children, full of colours and which brings us back to the time when we had to wait to develop our photos to see the result. And indeed, even with “bad” photos, we create nice memories, it reminded me of my childhood. My son loved the colours and the book format which features a camera on the front and back”.

Right sold: Dutch