Le jour où mon frère viendra
(The day my brother comes) Book not yet available in English
Carmélito wants a baby brother. His mummy Carméla and his daddy Piticok explain it needs an egg to hatch. But the farmer keeps taking all their eggs! Pédro the Cormorant offers to hatch an egg for them in secret. But the hedgehogs Pick and Nick steal it. Carmélito chases down the two thieves. The egg starts talking and Carmélito arrives just in time to watch his baby sister being born. [Source: Electre]
The well-known series of “P’tites poules” (Little chicken) stories regularly explores gender stereotypes. In the very first story in the series, intrepid little Carméla sets out to see the sea and ends up crossing the Atlantic on a ship with a certain Christopher Columbus. Her son, a little pink chicken, is impatient for a little brother to play with. His disappointment when his little sister comes along is matched only by his surprise as he discovers the incredible talents of this extraordinary little chick, who is brave, intelligent and funny as well as resourceful. An unexpected, irresistible little sister!
Edited by: University Library "Livres au Trésor" and the Research Centre "Pléiade" of the University of Paris 13 (France)