THE BROCCOLI TREE
L’arbre brocoli — Ohara Hale — Hardcover book — 14.6 x 19.2 cm — 40 pages — May 2014 — CAN$15.95
Nobody dares to go near the broccoli tree: it smells much too bad! Craving for mushrooms growing at the tree’s base, Pepito and Didlidou will nevertheless get closer to it and eventually get acquainted with the strange plant. How could they convince their friends to come and see for themselves how pretty it is up there?
Ohara Hale is a self-taught artist. She designs concert posters, children's books and fanzines. She is also a graphic designer, fashion designer, songwriter, singer and musician. She was born in Hollywood, studied in Los Angeles and now lives in Montreal. Her children's books were released by Enchanted Lion Books, La Pastèque, La courte échelle and Comme des géants, among others.
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“A charming little tale highlighting important child-related themes such as friendship, tolerance, and welcoming differences. Plus, the illustrations are just lovely!”
– Anne-Marie Lobbe – Le Journal de Montréal
“The illustrations made me laugh uncontrollably.”
– Eliane Berdat – Les p'tits mots-dits
“A book on differences, with punchy colors and a surreal universe where broccoli have eyes.”
–Vicky Laplante Bott –Les petites manies