I WISH I COULD TELL YOU
Je voudrais te dire - Jean-Françoise Sénéchal & Chiaki Okada - 40.5 x 61.5 cm - 14 pages - Board book - Summer 2020 - CAN$29.95
Losing someone you love, someone close to you, can be difficult to talk about. But, sometimes, writing a letter can help you find the words you wish you could say. That’s exactly what a young fox realizes one morning after learning about the death of his beloved grandmother, someone with whom he shared so many special memories. As he longingly searches for any trace of her presence in all their familiar haunts, the young fox soon discovers that only by embracing his grief will the right words — the words he wishes he could say to grandmother — come to him. A highly moving book!
After studying anthropology, JEAN-FRANCOIS SENECHAL returned to his first love, devoting himself to literature. He is a well-decorated author, as the winner of the 2017 Joseph S. Stauffer Prize in Literature from the Canada Council for the Arts, and several other prestigious awards. Senechal was also named to the 2018 honor list of the International Board on Books for Young People (IBBY).
CHIAKI OKADA is an illustrator and author of children’s books from Osaka. Her gentle, calming artwork was selected for exhibition at the Bologna Children’s Book Fair in 2010 and she has since illustrated books by authors from around the world.