- Nicholas on Vacation
- Ariol, Just a Donkey Like You and Me
- Daydreams of a Solitary Hamster
- Ballad by Blexbolex
By René Gosciny and Jean-Jacques Sempé
Nicholas, the beloved cheeky French schoolboy, goes to the sea during the summer holidays. There are fishing trips, complicated games of miniature golf and a whole new gang of friends with whom Nicholas can get into trouble.
By Emmanuel Guibert and Marc Boutavan
Ariol is your everyday tween donkey. He lives in the suburbs with his mom and dad. His best friend is a pig. He’s in love with a beautiful cow in his class. His teacher is a dog. His gym teacher is a huge rooster. In short, Ariol is just like you and me.
By Astrid Desbordes and Pauline Martin
Enchanted Lion Books, 2010
Slightly self-important but endearing Hamster keeps a diary full of revealing exaggerations. This funny, ironic, and philosophical story contains all sorts of daydreamer delights from a mole who drinks tea and takes up novel writing to a snail who ponders the meaning of life.
Every night a child walks along a path between her school and house. Every night the story is retold. Each time, the path becomes longer and more complicated, made of strange encounters and little incidents to weave a tale built by the imaginative bridges of the child’s mind.