tag: emotions

Big Dog, Small Dog

26 octobre, 2016 Posted by Emilie
Gros chien, Petit chien, by Claire Garralon Big Dog and Small Dog are leaving for a walk. On their way they cross paths with other animals who call them by names, some nicer than others. It hurts them eventually. Luckily, when coming back home they know their mother is expecting them. And she only speaks […] Read more»


9 octobre, 2015 Posted by Hannele
Têtes de bulles, by Alain Serres and illustrated by Martin Jarrie Supposing we stopped to think? Here are some twenty extraordinary heads painted by Martin Jarrie, with bubbles that have escaped from their mouths: simple words representing the thousands of embryonic ideas and questions in our minds. The Bubbleheads prompt us to wonder who we are, where we come […] Read more»

The Gentle Rascals

11 mai, 2015 Posted by Hannele
Les Farfelus, by Miguel Tanco It is hard to spot a Gentle Rascal among ordinary people. The Gentle Rascals look just like ordinary people, but if you pay careful attention, you will see that they are different… In this highly sensitive picture book, you will find out that Gentle Rascals pay attention to little things, […] Read more»

This Morning

5 mai, 2015 Posted by Stéphanie
Ce Matin, by Junko Nakamura This morning begins like every morning, getting up, followed by all the other daily tasks, the pleasure of getting together, and finally the departure to somewhere else, outside. It is for everyone, both young and old, an ordeal we must learn to accept and enjoy: leaving your cocoon, your bed, […] Read more»

The Day Our Teacher Stopped Dancing

26 septembre, 2014 Posted by Stéphanie
La Maîtresse ne danse plus, by Yves Pinguilly & illustrated by Zaü Being a child in 1914. This book evokes WWI by telling young readers the life of those who stayed behind. Summer of 1914. Little Adèle eats her snack while looking at her parents trimming the wheat field. The church bells start ringing: all […] Read more»

Your Nightmare

22 décembre, 2013 Posted by Catherine
Ton Cauchemar, by Malika Doray A little book talking about this specific relationship between a child and his nightmare. Even if he is huge and terrifyng, there are many ways to try to know him. Because nightmares are just dreams to tame! 20,5 x 14 cm, 32 pages Read more»

Eliott and Nestor, Morning Time

22 décembre, 2013 Posted by Catherine
Eliott et Nestor, l’heure du matin, by Mélanie Rutten It’s summer time. Eliott has convinced Nestor to go on travelling with him. On their way, Nestor’s bad mood and small habits are getting on Eliott’s nerves. Nestor finds his friend too intrusive and inconsistent. They quarrel. A story on friendship, on accepting oneself, on small and […] Read more»

Five Friends

16 décembre, 2013 Posted by Catherine
Cinq amis, by Junko Nakamura 5 friends live together on a farm. Then each has to go live on his own, but each continues to think of his old friends. Being separated without being forgotten, to be able to stay friends even when apart, hoping to meet again, such are the beautiful lessons of this […] Read more»

Little Ones

19 septembre, 2013 Posted by Catherine
Petits, by Alain Serres, ill. Julia Chausson Brought up, protected, encouraged, all these little animals experience life in their parents’ footsteps. A series of big and small animals are paired up and together they easily get through the small challenges of everyday life: darkness at night, a river to cross, a mountain to climb, etc. The […] Read more»

In Me

22 août, 2013 Posted by Catherine
Dans moi, by Alex Cousseau, ill. Kitty Crowther This story begins: « I haven’t always been me. Before being me, I was not in me. I was somewhere else.(…) But I was not the king in me. Not yet. (…) In me, it was dark. » Questions and fears take the shape of an ogre who has to […] Read more»