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3+ French Friday wolves

I Am The Wolf … and Here I Come!

Bénédicte Guettier (Gecko Press) Je m’habille et … je te croque, translated from the French by Pénélope Todd Guettier was a big presence in my children’s early experiences with books and it is a pleasure to see her translated into English. Inspired by the French comptine (song/nursery rhyme)  Promenons-nous dans les bois (you will plenty of  renditions of …

9+ fairy tales French Friday guest posts in translation

FRENCH FRIDAY: The Good Little Devil – a special guest post

The Good Little Devil and Other Tales Pierre Gripari, with illustrations by Puig Rosado Le gentil petit diable et autres contes de la rue Broca, translated by Sophie Lewis (Pushkin Children’s Books) A French classic from the 1960s, this collection of thirteen eccentric short stories taps into our cultural heritage of fairy and folk tales and offers …

3+ French Friday French literature friendship Gabrielle Vincent in translation

Ernest & Celestine: The Picnic

Gabrielle Vincent “Ernest et Célestine vont pique-niquer”, translated by Sam Alexander (Catnip Publishing) Ernest has promised Celestine they will go on a picnic and the little mouse is very much looking forward to it. When it pours down with the rain the next day, Ernest cannot bear to see Celestine disappointed. So, undeterred by the torrential rain, off …

3+ Christmas French Friday friendship Gabrielle Vincent gift ideas in translation teddies

Ernest & Celestine

Gabrielle Vincent“Ernest et Célestine ont perdu Siméon”, translated by Sam Alexander(Catnip) When Ernest and Celestine go for a walk in the snow, Simeon, Celestine’s stuffed penguin accompanies them. But when he is left behind, Celestine is heartbroken and blames Ernest. He is desperate to make amends but there are no toy penguins anywhere in town, …

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New York In Pyjamarama

Michaël Leblond (text) & Frédérique Bertrand (illustrations)“New York en Pyjamarama”(Phoenix Yard Books) A little boy is going to bed, but he is not quite  ready to go to sleep. Instead, thanks to his very special  striped pyjamas,  he goes on a magical whirlwind tour of New York,  the city that never sleeps; from the busy airport runway …