Books by Delphine Perret

A BEAR NAMED BJORN by Delphine Perret
Released: March 3, 2020

"A meditative tale with a homespun feel, best for thoughtful readers. (Graphic/fantasy hybrid. 6-10)"
A thoughtful bear has tranquil forest adventures. Read full book review >
PABLO & HIS CHAIR by Delphine Perret
Released: Sept. 6, 2016

"This classic home-away-home arc is completely tension-free, but its whimsy may carry readers through. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A young boy receives a chair as a birthday present and after initial disappointment turns the gift to his advantage. Read full book review >
PEDRO AND GEORGE by Delphine Perret
Released: June 2, 2015

"A wholly original romp told with deliciously Gallic flair in an uncredited translation. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Cousins Pedro and George, a crocodile and an alligator, try to correct the record on their differences in this French import. Read full book review >
Released: March 5, 2013

"Readers may find metaphors about imaginary friends, taming one's fears or having special fun with grandparents, but mostly, they will go from giggles to guffaws with this disarming trio. (Graphic novel. 5-10)"
Bernard, the Big Bad Wolf who lives in Louis' closet, is back (The Big Bad Wolf and Me, 2006). Huzzah! Read full book review >
THE BIG BAD WOLF AND ME by Delphine Perret
Released: Aug. 1, 2006

A little boy coaches a frightened wolf back to big-badness. Told in chapters and with multiple small drawings on each page, the story reads more like a graphic novel for the very young than a traditional picture book. While walking home from school, a little boy finds a dark, rangy creature cowering on a street corner. At first, he thinks the creature's a dog, and perhaps a sick one; the boy brings him home for a snack (and keeps him hidden in the closet). The recovery process is slow—when the boy wants to call him Zorro, the wolf responds that his name is Bernard—but eventually, cookies and loving care turn Bernard/Zorro back into the child-chasing beast he once, apparently, was. Perret makes maximum use of white space in her illustrations and economy in her text. Beautifully designed, both sophisticated and sublimely silly, this should please readers and listeners of all ages. (Picture book. 4+)Read full book review >