Les Frères Zzli, by Alex Cousseau, illustrated by Anne-Lise Boutin
The Zzli brothers have come from far away! They’ve gone through a long and perilous way to get here. Welcome, the little girl, welcomes the three travelers into her house, where one can now hear laughter and smell warm pancakes. Outside, the brothers fix the swing, and put up beehives.
But it doesn’t take long for a policeman to show up: the neighbours have been complaining. Then, one day, the house burns down… The Zzli brothers and Welcome leave the house and the woods for good. No doubt the four of them will find a more welcoming home elsewhere.
Alex Cousseau explores the theme of migrants and their reception. Thanks to Anne-Lise Boutin’s colourful and dense illustrations, this subject is wonderfully suited to young audiences and will appeal to children and parents alike.
40 pages hardcover picture book, 24 x 32 cmADD BOOK TO MY SELECTION