Books by Olivier Tallec

THE BATHING COSTUME by Charlotte Moundlic
Released: May 21, 2013

"'I want to have exactly the same vacation next year,' he concludes. Who wouldn't? (Picture book. 6-9)"
An 8-year-old boy prepares to have the worst vacation of his life. Read full book review >
WATERLOO & TRAFALGAR by Olivier Tallec
Released: Nov. 1, 2012

"It is a truism that children represent the future—engaging stories about conflict resolution are necessary, and this one stands out. (Picture book. 5-10)"
The pointlessness of war, powerfully told despite having no words. Read full book review >
THE SCAR by Charlotte Moundlic
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Nov. 1, 2011

"A sympathetic exploration of the stages of grief through the eyes of one little boy. (Picture book. 5 & up)"
When his mother dies, a little boy reacts honestly to his profound loss in this poignant snapshot of grief. Read full book review >
Released: April 1, 2011

The furry soulmates who met, separated and reunited in Big Wolf & Little Wolf (2009) suffer another temporary parting. Read full book review >
CHRISTMAS WITH RITA AND WHATSIT by Jean-Philippe Arrou-Vignod
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 1, 2009

"The amusing story is simple enough for the youngest listeners, and older kids will enjoy the sly touches, as will grown-ups. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Rambunctious Rita in her red dress returns for a third round with her canine companion, Whatsit (Rita and Whatsit, 2008). Read full book review >
RITA AND WHATSIT by Jean-Philippe Arrou-Vignod
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2009

"A companion volume, Rita and Whatsit at the Beach (ISBN: 978-0-8118-6551-7) provides a further look at this charmingly understated duo. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Rita is a petulant little girl wearing a flowered red dress for her birthday celebration. Read full book review >
THUMBELINA OF TOULABA by Hans Christian Andersen
FANTASY
Released: Oct. 15, 2007

"A note includes information on animals that appear in the story. (Fairy tale. 6-10)"
Born of a miniscule grain of millet and a mother's wish, tiny, dark-skinned and beautiful Thumbelina is kidnapped by an unpleasant iguana that sees her as a prospective daughter-in-law. Read full book review >
THIS IS A POEM THAT HEALS FISH by Jean-Pierre Siméon
POETRY
Released: April 1, 2007

"An enchantingly abstract invitation to ponder poetry. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A small boy explores what a poem is and discovers "a poem is when words beat their wings." Read full book review >