THE TINY TALE OF LITTLE PEA

Petit Pois — Davide Cali & Sébastien Mourrain — Hardcover book — 17.3 x 22 cm — 40 pages — August 2016 — CAN$19.95

 

Little Pea is tiny. But that doesn’t stop him from having fun, exploring and daydreaming. Once he starts school, things get a little tougher: he is too small to take part in activities. Too small for the flute, for the gym, for the schoolyard… What can he aspire to be when he grows up?

Davide Cali is a prolific author and illustrator. In 2005, he won the Baobab Prize for Moi j'attends, illustrated by Serge Bloch and published by Sarbacane. "Davide Cali's style is characterized by an overflowing sense of humor and an obvious sense of rhythm. This shows in his books, both for children and adults. His works often carry a message to be read between the lines and different levels of meaning" (ricochet-jeunes.org). Davide Cali has written over 60 books and they were translated in over 30 countries.

 

Sébastien Mourrain is an illustrator for children's publishing as well as for the adult and children's press. He has illustrated about 40 fictions and documentaries, that were released by Gallimard, Seuil, Bayard, Glénat, Flammarion, Fourmis rouges and Milan, among others. He lives in Lyon.

“The synergy between the words and Sébastien Mourrain’s delicate illustrations invites readers to absorb the power of the drawings and scour the image to spot day-to-day objects used in a surprising way in Petits Pois’s world.”
– Marie Fradette –Le Devoir

 

“A book about difference that focuses on Petit Pois’s strengths and advantages. The last sentence alone makes it worth the read; it deserves to be read and savoured.”
– Pierre-Alexandre Bonin – Librairie Monet

 

“The detailed illustrations encourage readers to read the book over and over, while the simple, rhythmic text will captivate children. An adorable book about difference and determination.”
– Audrey Martel – Librairie L’Exèdre

 

“A gentle, joyous book about difference and accepting what makes us special without trying to be like others, the “normals.”
–Emmanuelle Pelot – Ricochet

English, Simplified Chinese, Korean, Spanish, Estonian, Greek, French, Italian, Japanese, Russian, Swedish, Complex Chinese, Turkish rights sold

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Stéphanie Vernet

stephanie@thepicturebookagency.com

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