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BEFORE I WAS BORN

 

Avant de venir au monde - Gigi Bigot & Evelyne Mary - 21.6 x 21.6 cm - 36 pages - October 2021 - €19.90

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Before I Was Born is an intimate and sweet book about the life of a baby in its mummy’s tummy, and its birth. Written from the baby’s point of view, this gentle text explores pregnancy and the arrival of a child.

 

Gigi Bigot was a teacher in the north of France. Around 1980, she began working as a clown and won the ‘Bogue d’or de Redon’ in 1989. She has been a professional storyteller since 1992. She contributed to the “revival of storytelling” movement in France.

 

Evelyne Mary is an engraver and illustrator. She went to the Ecole Estienne in Paris. She has illustrated five children’s books and also creates images for artist books with a focus on printing techniques: dry-point etching, linocut and silkscreen printing.