GOUM THE DOG
Goum le chien - Alice Bossut - 32 pages - September 2021 - €16
Goum the dog is very scared. He overheard his owner making an appointment at the vet’s for 10am that morning. So, he comes up with a plan to escape, and sets off on an adventure through the town. What a wonderful feeling of freedom!
Goum is an endearing character who wanders everywhere (the cinema, the bakery, school), falls in love, and has lots of fun in a fast-paced story, structured like a high-speed chase. A picture book with bold, easy-to-read, and colourful graphic writing.
Alice Bossut studied at the Beaux-Arts d’Angoulême and ARBA in Brussels, before going to live in Quito, Ecuador. The popular cultures, myths, and legends she discovered there nourish her imagination and provide the raw material for her books, which she brings to life with engraving and silkscreen printing. She is now back in France and still creating joyful and rhythmic crowds, sensual and colourful forests, along with other scenes from everyday life.