TOMI AND HIS FURRY FRIENDS
Tomi et ses amis poilus - Nadine Robert & Kanae Sato - 21.6 x 26.7 cm - 44 pages - May 2019 - CAN$21.95
Tomi sulks all the time. The little boy is in a particularly bad mood, so his family ask him: “What’s wrong Tomi?” “I’m bored,” he replies, “There’s nothing fun to do.” His daddy, mummy, grandma and grandpa have lots of ideas, but he’s not interested. “I want a furry animal! He’ll be my friend,” Tomi says. Luckily his grandpa knows a secret place where lots of furry animals live. Not only does Tomi get to meet some cute furry friends, but he also learns that sulking when you’re not happy about something isn’t the answer.
Nadine Robert is a Canadian author and editor. She started her career designing video games before becoming a scriptwriter for animated films. She went on to set up the publishing houses Comme des géants and Le Lièvre de Mars. Illustrated books have always held a special place in her heart. She holds degrees in education and literature and has translated several children’s books. She lives in Montreal’s South Shore with her family.
Kanae Sato was born in 1974 in Aichi Prefecture, Japan. She studied graphic arts in Aoyama-Juku. In 2010, she started her small illustration business. The gouaches she paints for publications, websites, stationery, packaging and illustrated books are sweet, fine and clear. She lives in Tokyo.
"What a delight to see this brand new picture book from Comme des géants. With Tomi et ses amis poilus, Nadine Robert has given us, once again, a very charming book... With the bright colors she uses, Kanae Sato illuminates the story by giving it candor and a touch of mystery."
–Mélissa Boudreault – Librairie Bric à Brac