Ma mère est maire

(My mum is a mayor) Book not yet available in English


Valentin is seven and a half. On the first day back at school, his teacher wants to talk about jobs. Valentin is embarrassed because everyone laughs when he tells them about his mum mayor and his stay-at-home dad. So he suggests his parents swap jobs for a day. [Source: publisher]


Ma mère est maire (“My mum is a mayor”) is published in the “Livres et égaux” collection. It is a short novel about a family where the father is a stay-at-home dad and the mother goes out to work as the town mayor. People find it strange, though they see nothing odd about a dad who goes out to work and a stay-at-home mum. The boy thinks about it a lot. Once his parents have swapped jobs, he draws one simple conclusion: “I understood that what my parents do isn’t what matters most. What matters most is that they love me and they love each other.”

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

Author(s): Hinckel, Florence

Illustrator(s): Duhamel, Pauline

Series: Livres et égaux

Publisher: Talents Hauts

City: Vincennes

Year: 2016

Pages: 46

ISBN: 9782362661730

Age Range: 6 - 10

Language: FR

Original Language: FR

Keywords: Career, Equality, Parentality

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