Akiko la courageuse

(Akiko the brave) Book not yet available in English


Akiko isn’t afraid of the dark: tree shadows dance across the moon like marvellous shadow puppets and her animal friends keep watch to make sure she is safe. [Source: publisher]


[Akiko] is magnificent. Truth be told, the girl isn’t really brave. She just loves and understands the forest. She is part of it and feels protected by the animals who live in it. So what is there to be afraid of? The very simple sentences, every word carefully weighed, open the door to Akiko’s world. The illustrations, often offering an unusual perspective, are black and white cutouts, with Akiko’s flowery silhouette the only splash of colour. As she walks through the forest, she encounters her marvellous, protective animal friends, drawn in a strikingly unusual style. [Source: Ricochet, Véronique Mertenat, published in the “As-Tu Lu ?” section of the ISJM journal Parole]

Edited by: University Library "Livres au Trésor" and the Research Centre "Pléiade" of the University of Paris 13 (France)

Author(s): Guilloppé, Antoine

Illustrator(s): Guilloppé, Antoine

Series: Picquier jeunesse

Publisher: Philippe Picquier

City: Arles

Year: 2010

Pages: 32

ISBN: 9782809701937

Age Range: 3 - 5

Language: FR

Original Language: FR

Keywords: Empowerment, Feelings, Female characters, Positive role model

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