Nils, Barbie et le problème du pistolet

(Nils, Barbie and the pistol problem) Book not yet available in English


It’s Nils’s birthday and his daddy has promised that if he can blow out all the candles on his cake in one go, he can choose whatever he likes at the toy shop. Nils dreams of a Barbie, but his father puts pressure on him to choose a plastic gun. [Source: Electre]


The title suggests an anti-sexist manifesto. The book avoids the trap of heavy moralising, cutting straight to the heart of a simple point: boys can like dolls and have powerful, contradictory feelings for their fathers. The intelligent, witty book, with its lively pictures, debunks stereotypes from the viewpoint of a boy, which is still fairly unusual.

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

Author(s): Tinnen, Kari

Illustrator(s): Kanstad Johnsen, Mari

Translator(s): Coursaud, Jean-Baptiste

Publisher: Albin Michel jeunesse

City: Paris

Year: 2013

Pages: 32

ISBN: 9782226247315

Age Range: 3 - 5

Language: FR

Original Language: NO

Keywords: Equality, Feelings, Male characters, Toys

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