tag: tales


3 avril, 2017 Posted by Emilie
Gulistan, by Saadi and illustred by Reza Dalvand Gulistan is one of the greatest Persian texts of the medieval times. It is composed of eight tales and poems which deal with the royal way of life, love and youth, education… Reza Dalvand appropriates this founding text with his luxurious images, made of paintings and cuttings, and reveals […] Read more»

Nature Tales

31 mars, 2016 Posted by Emilie
Les Contes nature, by Pascale Hédelin, Crescence Bouvarel, Ursula Bucher, Nicolas Duffaut, Vanessa Gautier, Ambroise Héritier and Dominique Mertens Fairy tales, detective stories and fables starring animals and plants. In this book, grasshoppers and lizards are friends, shrimps hoard treasure and blue tits conduct investigations. These stories will fire children’s imaginations but also convey messages about Read more»

In Their Pockets

9 octobre, 2015 Posted by Hannele
Dans les poches, by Isabelle Simler Alice, Cinderella, the Three Bears, Tom Thumb, Pinocchio and Gepetto, we all know their story. But the question is: what did they have inside their pockets? In this picture book, Isabelle Simler pays tribute to our childhood heroes with poetry and a keen sense of humour. Reading it is like being […] Read more»

This is How the Earth Turns

26 septembre, 2014 Posted by Stéphanie
Elle tourne comme ça, by Martine Laffon and Mayumi Otero For how long has the Earth been turning around the Sun? That’s easy! Since four giants have been pushing it across the sky… On a grey moon night, four giants started a big trip. Once arrived, they assessed their surroundings: it was small, it was […] Read more»


25 septembre, 2014 Posted by Stéphanie
Didgeridoo, by Frédéric Marais How a young Aborigine, thanks to a long and hollowed baton (the didgeridoo), pushed back the sky, thus allowing men and nature to blossom, and invented music. At the beginning of time, there was so little space between the sky and the earth that men had to crawl on hands and […] Read more»

The Glow-in-the-Dark Kid

17 avril, 2014 Posted by Emilie
L’Enfant Lumineux, by Clotilde Perrin When all the other children are falling asleep, the Glow-in-the-Dark kid presses his nose and his whole body lights up! He goes straight out into the night – of course, luminous kids aren’t afraid of the dark – and insects swarm to celebrate his arrival. But along comes the Night Watchman, who puts out all lights. The Glow-in-the-Dark kid snatches […] Read more»

Little Red Riding Hood – the scene of the nightgown

17 avril, 2014 Posted by Emilie
Le Petit Chaperon rouge, la scène de la chemise de nuit, by Jean-Luc Buquet We all know the story. Little Red Riding Hood meets the wolf in the woods. He shows her the longest way to go to Grand-Ma’s, takes the shortest way, imitates Little Red Riding Hood’s voice and takes Grand-Ma’s place in the […] Read more»

The Parrot and the Very Greedy Cat

16 avril, 2014 Posted by Emilie
Le Perroquet et le Chat trop gourmand, by Simone Ohl, from Sara Cone Bryant When the parrot gets invited at the cat’s, he is very disappointed: there is almost nothing to eat! When it’s his turn to invite the cat, he showers the table with delicious food. But this is a very greedy cat who […] Read more»

The Little Bunny, the Whale & the Elephant

16 avril, 2014 Posted by Emilie
Le petit lapin, la baleine et éléphant, by Simone Ohl, from Sara Cone Bryant The elephant and the whale are powerful and could rule the world if they wanted to. Luckily, Little Bunny heard them and will find a way to thwart their plans! Hardcover picture book, 36 pages, 16×20 cm Read more»

The House that Jack Built

16 avril, 2014 Posted by Emilie
La maison que Pierre a bâtie…, by Simone Ohl, from Sara Cone Bryant “This is the cow with the crumpled horn that tossed the dog that worried the cat that killed the rat that ate the malt that lay in the house that Jack built.’’ The popular nursery rhyme, illustrated by Simone Ohl. Hardcover picture […] Read more»