BABEL - THE BIG BOOK OF RELIGIONS
Cité Babel - le Grand livre des religions – Pascale Hédelin & Gaëlle Duhazé - 2015 - non fiction - 7 years and up - 4 independently cut floors spiral bound - 16 x 40 cm - 30 p. - 16,50 €
Using simple words to describe each religion, this book attempts to bring to light their common features instead of their differences and emphasizes the importance of living together.
In the Babel building reside 3 families of different faiths : 1 Muslim, 1 Jewish and 1 Christian. Below,is Mister Felix’s grocery store, he is atheist. 4 floors (like 4 mini books), 4 seasons during which we follow each family in their customs, celebrations, traditions, and diets. This book also breifly introduces other religions such as Buddhism or Hinduism.
An attractive book, in the shape of a building, where you can take a sneaky peek next door!'
–Nathalie Riché - L'Express
'The whole thing is a joyous mix, recounted with illustrations full of care.'
– A. Tariel – Mon Quotidien
– Valérie Expert et Gérard Collard – France Info
'With pages to turn on each level, stories that follow the changing seasons and warm, detailed ilustrations Cité Babel is a pedagogic jewel to aide understanding monotheistic religions and their practices. And just like that, we can all live together.'
– C.Gé – Libération