Raoul : Attendez! Je suis pressé!

(Raoul, Wait, I need to go !) Book not yet available in English


Raoul is an inquisitive and smart little wolf who keeps asking his parents what things mean. Patiently, lovingly, and sometimes with a touch of exasperation, they try to find the right words to raise their little cub. When his father asks why he always has to go to the toilet when it’s time for dinner, he retorts, “poo doesn’t know when it’s dinner time” (…). When asked “What would you rather have, a baby brother or a baby sister?” he replies, “A big brother!” [Source: Emmanuelle Pelot, Ricochet]


Parents face a tricky balancing act in answering their children’s countless questions, even at night, while maintaining a consistent approach. Michel Van Zeveren’s strikingly realistic drawings capture the different attitudes and stances of each member of the family. Raoul is a chatty little wolf who interprets what his parents tell him in his own, often comical way. The twelve scenes often prompt laughter (…). The book is a success in every sense. It is the first in a series featuring daily family life as seen by Raoul, a wolf cub who resembles real-life children rather than stereotypical child characters who are perfect in every way. [Partial source: Emmanuelle Pelot, Ricochet]

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

Author(s): Van Zeveren, Michel

Illustrator(s): Van Zeveren, Michel

Series: Pastel

Publisher: L'école des loisirs

City: Paris

Year: 2014

Pages: 50

ISBN: 9782211218269

Age Range: 3 - 5

Language: FR

Original Language: FR

Keywords: Families, Identity, Parentality

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