T’es fleur ou t’es chou ?

(Flower or cauli?) Book not yet available in English


Maël, a boy born in a cauliflower, helps Lila and Léo make friends by inventing games that can be enjoyed by both boys and girls: selling monsters, machine-gun tea parties, princess rugby, and sloppy kiss wrestling. [Source: Electre]


The picture book aims to sweep away the barriers between genders and remind both boys and girls that toys need not be gendered, and that they can play any way and with anything they like. It introduces Lila, Léo, and Maël and all their favourite games – princesses and ponies, knights and robots, and new combinations when they play together, inventing “machine-gun tea parties” and “princess rugby.” Gwendoline Raisson’s authorial debut is in sparkling verse. Clotilde Perrin’s illustrations teem with witty details. A cheerful, imaginative book that aims to break down gender expectations of what sort of games boys and girls like to play.

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

Author(s): Raisson, Gwendoline

Illustrator(s): Perrin, Clotilde

Series: La maison aux histoires

Publisher: Rue du monde

City: Voisins-le-Bretonneux

Year: 2008

Pages: 32

ISBN: 9782355040313

Age Range: 3 - 5

Language: FR

Original Language: FR

Keywords: Friendship, Games and Hobbies, Identity, Toys

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