Le jour du slip, Je porte la culotte

(Underpants day / I'm wearing knickers) Book not yet available in English


The book’s two halves are printed back to back and top to bottom, so that on one side Corentin wakes up one morning as Corinne and on the other Corinne wakes up as Corentin. For both “Cocos,” daily life, including school and friends both male and female, is turned on its head.


The hilarious adventure of two children suddenly turned into the other gender at an age when male / female identities are taking shape, not only in the school playground but also in the attitudes of the adults around them. Two witty stories that make the most of the topsy-turvy layout to explore the relationship between boys and girls. [Source: Electre] The two stories are based on highly clichéd visions of boys and girls but do explore how they are seen without judging – not only how girls see boys and vice versa, but also how parents, teachers, and the canteen staff see both. What is expected of girls, and of boys? Can that point of view be reversed? The end leaves the questions open.

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

Author(s): Percin, Anne; Gornet, Thomas

Illustrator(s): Boutin, Anne-Lise

Series: Boomerang

Publisher: Rouergue

City: Paris

Year: 2013

Pages: 63

ISBN: 9782812604966

Age Range: 6 - 10

Language: FR

Original Language: FR

Keywords: Body image, Identity, Relationships

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