Books by Eve Tharlet

THE WILD CAT by Brigitte Luciani
by Brigitte Luciani, illustrated by Eve Tharlet, translated by Nathan Sacks
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2018

"A sweet and gentle tale of self-affirmation. (Graphic fantasy. 6-10)"
A fox longs to be the cat's meow. Read full book review >
DAVY'S SUMMER VACATION! by Brigitte Weninger
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 5, 2018

"A somewhat bland addition to the summer-vacation canon. (Picture book. 4-7)"
The vacation that Davy and his family take isn't what they'd hoped for; it's better. Read full book review >
TOO BIG OR TOO SMALL? by Catherine Leblanc
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2017

"Old dilemma; fresh take. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Anthropomorphic bear Martin experiences the frustrations of being too big or too small; eventually, activism leads to what's just right. Read full book review >
SWEET DREAMS, BRUNO by Knister
by Knister, illustrated by Eve Tharlet, translated by Kathryn Bishop
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2017

"Will preschoolers with a like reluctance to go to bed find Bruno's yawned conclusion that 'for a marmot, hibernation is best,' persuasive? Maybe. It's certain they'll find his dreams intriguing. (Picture book. 3-5)"
A young marmot settles down to sleep and dream through a long winter. Read full book review >
THE CARNIVAL by Brigitte Luciani
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2014

"A warm, quiet and cozy tale that's a sweet-tempered reminder that even the longest of winters must eventually give way to spring. (Graphic animal fantasy. 6-9)"
A gentle tale of woodland creatures trying to chase away winter gloom with a festive carnival. Read full book review >
JENNY & LORENZO by Toni Steiner
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2014

"An uneven story about an unlikely friendship. (Picture book. 3-5)"
A spunky little mouse befriends a big cat in this European import. Read full book review >
WILL YOU STILL LOVE ME IF...? by Catherine Leblanc
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2013

"Though it initially treads some familiar territory, this European import sensitively takes readers into an emotional frontier rarely explored. (Picture book. 3-5)"
A little bear seeks reassurance from his mother that she will always love him. Read full book review >
PEACE AND QUIET by Brigitte Luciani
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2012

"A welcome addition to shelves of graphic novels for new readers. (Graphic animal fantasy. 6-8)"
A blended family of badgers and foxes make the best of close quarters in this wintertime story. Read full book review >
A HUBBUB by Brigitte Luciani
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2010

"Above-average fare for younger graphic-fiction fans. (Graphic animal fantasy. 7-9)"
It's exactly a year after the mixed woodland cohabitation celebrated in The Meeting (2010), and temperamental Ginger Fox has settled in nicely with her three new badger half-sibs—explaining after an exchange of insults ("Fly doody!" Read full book review >
THE MEETING by Brigitte Luciani
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2010

"Still, it's hard not to warm up to characters named Bristle and Grub; here's hoping things smooth out in future entries. (Graphic animal fantasy. 6-8)"
Wooden dialogue weighs down this woodsy graphic tale of two single-parent families getting together. Read full book review >
28 GOOD NIGHT STORIES by Brigitte Weninger
edited by Brigitte Weninger, illustrated by Eve Tharlet, translated by Kathryn Bishop
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: June 1, 2008

"A mixed result, but there are lessons to be learned here, and the illustrations are worth a look. (Picture book/anthology. 3-7)"
This anthology is neatly tied together with a knot of friendship between a guardian-angel trainee and an old bear. Read full book review >
A BALL FOR ALL by Brigitte Weninger
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

"Still, this is a fine tale, even if it's nothing new, from the creators of the Davey series. (Picture book. 2-7)"
Weninger and Tharlet's troupe of slightly handicapped field creatures returns for a third lesson; this time they learn to share. Read full book review >
A PROMISE IS A PROMISE by Knister
by Knister, illustrated by Eve Tharlet, translated by Kathryn Bishop
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 2006

"Sharp-eyed children will spot the different colors used in the title spelling out the reassuring message, 'I promise.' (Picture book. 3-7)"
Always expressive Tharlet brings life to this spare tale that combines trust, promises and hibernation. Read full book review >
NANCY, THE LITTLE GOSLING by Eve Tharlet
ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 1, 2005

"Upbeat and mildly entertaining, but without dramatic tension, providing the reader with a resolution that is more pat than satisfying. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Tharlet's illustrations outshine her text in this gentle but rather flat story of an unconventional gosling who pursues her own dream. Read full book review >
A CHILD IS A CHILD by Brigitte Weninger
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2004

"The message of love, acceptance, and community is simply communicated, making this a perfect title for adoptive or blended families. (Picture book. 2-7)"
Mama and Papa frog are missing; the baby frogs are scared and alone. Mr. Mole, Mr. Hedgehog, and Mrs. Blackbird don't know what to do. Read full book review >
HUGS AND KISSES by Christophe Loupy
ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 1, 2001

"Rare is the child, parent, or older sibling who will be able to resist this invitation to mix reading with kissing. (Picture book. 2-5)"
A puppy named Hugs sets out one morning to collect kisses, but after receiving tender, affectionate busses from a horse (on his head), a pig (on his nose), a rabbit (on his neck), ducks (on his cheeks), and even a butterfly ("Oh, so fine, a butterfly's kiss! Read full book review >
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, DAVY! by Brigitte Weninger
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2000

"A warm, intergenerational family story, a sure story-hour hit. (Picture book. 4-7)"
The seventh title in the Davy series finds the little rabbit counting down the days until his birthday in a gentle story that's once again ably abetted by Tharlet's soft-edged, cozy watercolors. Read full book review >
WHAT HAVE YOU DONE, DAVY? by Brigitte Weninger
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 1996

"The characters, in word and art, are nearly indistinguishable from one another, even though Tharlet's hazy illustrations beautifully evoke both Davy's smallness and the exuberance that lands him in so much trouble. (Picture book. 5-8)"
A conventional story about a family of rabbits, the smallest of whom ruins his siblings' toys, playhouse, and secret burrow and learns that he can win their forgiveness only by working with them and fixing what he broke. Read full book review >