Category Archives: Picture Books

HOW DO I GO? 

Renata Bueno & Mariana Zanetti & Fernando de Almeida

By bike or by foot? By bus or by car? By train or by subway? We can move in many different ways, depending on the distance and the time we have. And with a little imagination, we can even travel by camel through space. In this book, three artist architects come together to talk about our movement in space, water or the air. To each situation corresponds a different way of moving.

Paperback / 190 x 270 / 32 pages / Companhias das Letrinhas

 

THE FOX WHO PRETENDED TO BE A HEN

written by Marie Tibi & illustrated by Cocotte en papier
Berthe, the hen, was leading with her fellow hens a peaceful life until one day the cockerel shouted “Beware of the fox!” Indeed a fox is hiding nearby. He doesn’t want to eat them, he admires them and would like to be like them. Surely it is a cunning plan from the fox!
Hardback / 205 x 210 / 32 pages / Editions les P’tits Berets
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DIFFERENT BUT FRIENDS

written by Eun-Mi Hur & illustrated by Hyun-Jee Chung
Min-woo is different – different from me. My skin is pale as a peach, but Min-woo’s skin color is brown. Li Hyang is different – different from us. We are all born in Korea and live in Korea, but Li Hyang is born in Japan and lives in Japan. But all the children share a close friendship despite  the differences in their origins and culture just like flowers in a garden.

RIGHTS SOLD: Simplified Chinese

Hardback / TBC / 32 pages / Woongjin Thinkbig

RED BEAN SOUP, GRANDMA & THE TIGER

written by Ho-sang Jo & illustrated by Mi-sook Yun

Once upon a time, there was a grandmother who planted red beans. One day a tiger tried to eat her. “Please, let me at least harvest the red beans, make some soup and eat it.” The tiger wanted to eat the red bean soup so he agreed to come back. Bologna Ragazzi Award. RIGHTS SOLD: Complex Chinese & Japanese

Hardback / TBC / 32 pages / Woongjin Thinkbig

I WISH THERE WAS A DINOSAUR

written by Chunyung Lee & illustrated by Ho Chang

A child sees dinosaurs as he walks along the streets, as he plays with other kids and even on the road in his mum’s car. He asks his mum: “Don’t you wish there was a dinosaur?” Until the mum finally imagines herself sitting with her son on the back of a dinosaur.

Hardback / TBC / 32 pages / Woongjin Thinkbg

Mr Huth’s Hat is to Blame

written by Jochen Till & illustrated by Daniel Djanie

A long time ago a small bird named Hugo had to urgently go to the toilet. Unfortunately, it landed on Mr Huth’s hat. Hugo wanted to apologise but when Mr. Huth saw the mishap on his hat, he was angry and insulted Hugo. And as a revenge, the birds had a nasty plan. Hardback / 220 x 220 / 36 pages / Tulipan Verlag

 

 

Teresa’s World

written by Marcelo Romagnoli & iIllustrations by Carlo Giovani

Birthdays change everything. They change our age and they change us as people. Teresa had her sixth birthday and she changed. Before, she was just alive. Now, she believes she has a mission in life, namely to discover the world. And to do so she is going to transform herself into different things, and she is going to experience what it’s like to live like that for an entire day. First she wants to be a little boy, then a dog, a plant, and then a stone… Continue reading

Catnap

written & illustrated by Robin Stuart-Clark

It’s Sam and Cat’s bedtime. All is quiet until suddenly Cat is woken by a strange noise … What can it be? There’s a Rat playing football with a marble! Quickly the chase is on! Sam wakes up, and dad says, ‘Go to sleep, Sam!’ Now Cat is ready to play! But Sam wakes up again and shouts for dad. ‘Cat keeps playing football, dad!’ ‘I think you’re dreaming, Sam!’ says dad. Sleep tight Sam! Sleep tight Cat and Rat!  Continue reading

My Great Expedition

written by Justin Clark & illustrated by Lucy Stuart Clark

In 1973, at the age of 6, Justin Fox went on a Grand Tour of Europe with his parents – from Cape Town to London, Paris, Munich, Vienna, Rome, Athens and the Greek Islands. This is his story of the magic of travel, the experience of other places and peoples which have made him one of today’s great travel writers. JUSTIN FOX is an award-winning travel writer, novelist and photographer based in Cape Town.He was a photojournalist at Getaway travel magazine for more than a decade and subsequently editor of Getaway International. His articles appear in a range of international publications, while his short stories and poems have been published in various anthologies. Justin has written more than a dozen books.  Continue reading

Elephants Don’t Grow on Trees

written by A. H. Benjamin & illustrated by Adrie le Roux

Mr Trumpton loves elephants. As a boy, he used to ask his parents to buy him an elephant for a pet. “No!” they would reply. “Elephants don’t grow on trees!” One day Mr Trumpton decides that he has waited long enough “I simply must have an elephant!” he said to himself. A wonderfully charming story. Attia Benkerif, writing as A H BENJAMIN is a British children’s writer of over 40 picture and early reader books, many of which have been translated into foreign languages – including Afrikaans. Continue reading