L’une belle, l’autre pas

(One pretty, one not) Book not yet available in English


Two sisters. The older one thinks the younger one’s drawings are “ugly.” What do the parents think? Yes, “they’re a bit ugly but it doesn’t matter,” they say. Everyone in the family knows that the narrator has bad taste and her big sister likes beautiful things. But what is bad taste? And what is beauty? [Source: Nathalie Beau, La Revue des livres pour enfants, 09/12/2013]


What is bad taste? What is beauty? How to handle differences of taste within the family? The illustrations play with cut-outs, juxtaposed patterns, and unexpected clashing patches of dayglo and gold. Are they pretty? Ugly? Bad taste? Don’t expect an answer. There is no right or wrong response to the question clevery explored in this original book. [09/12/2013, Nathalie Beau, La Revue des livres pour enfants]

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

Author(s): Honoré, Christophe

Illustrator(s): Le Gac, Gwen

Publisher: Actes sud junior

City: Arles

Year: 2013

Pages: 32

ISBN: 9782330023744

Age Range: 6 - 10

Language: FR

Original Language: FR

Keywords: Families, Feelings, Respect, Self-acceptance, Siblings

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