tag: happiness

The Guest

26 octobre, 2016 Posted by Emilie
La Visite, by Junko Nakamura A family is at the park; a white cat slinks between the trees. Back home, the black cat looks out of the window. After dark, a curious visit takes place: in the cosy, warm glow of the living room, the two cats become human size, wear human clothes, sip tea […] Read more»

Things That Bring Us Together

26 octobre, 2016 Posted by Emilie
Ce qui nous rassemble, by Noé Carlain, illustrated by Sandra Poirot Cherif This book lists all that brings people together, all those little everyday things and gestures. A moving sentiment in these times of divided societies, enabling us to look afresh and smile at the simple things that unite us as humans. 48 pages hardcover picture […] Read more»

Santa Fruta

2 avril, 2016 Posted by Emilie
Santa Fruta, by Delphine Perret, illustrated by Sébastien Mourrain In the Colorado desert, a cactus is feeling bored. Thousands of kilometers away, a cat loves nothing better than to lie flat on the ground next to the radiator. Following advice from a psychologist for cats, both his owners decide to take him on the exotic trips they love so much. […] Read more»

My Father’s Grandma

2 avril, 2016 Posted by Emilie
La Maman de la maman de mon papa, by Gaëtan Dorémus A child dreams of meeting his great grandmother, even if she must be « really really really old »… He manages to convince his parents and goes to visit the famous mother of the mother of his father. A rather special day spent drinking hot chocolate and watching TV while […] Read more»

A Lifetime To Learn

31 mars, 2016 Posted by Emilie
Toute une vie pour apprendre, by Gabriele Rebagliati, illustrated by Michio Watanabe You can learn anything. To plant flowers, eat with chopsticks, ride a bike, speak a foreign language… And it is exactly what the character of this story does. The reader immediately bonds with the character, who is thirsty for knowledge. Until the end of the book, when we celebrate […] 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»

The Mouse of the Little Worries

11 mai, 2015 Posted by Hannele
La souris des petits soucis, by Lola Papleu and illustrated by Jean-Luc Englebert  The little Mouse has an uncommon job: she collects and recycles worries. All day long she swaps sorrows or chocolate baths with whipped cream, and trades heartaches for scarves made of snuggy cloudy wool. Back home she transforms blues into black blouses […] Read more»

Pablo and His Chair

11 mai, 2015 Posted by Hannele
Pablo et la chaise, by Delphine Perret An initiatory tale to help discovering the pleasure of being oneself. As a birthday gift, Pablo receives a chair. This makes him angry, and he locks himself in his room with his present, determined not to sit on it. But then he starts playing around with the chair […] Read more»


22 décembre, 2013 Posted by Hannele
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 […] 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»