Monthly Archives: May 2012

Fattypuffs and Thinifers!

I made it! It’s May 31st, the end of the Blogathon. I’ve learnt a lot, discovered some lovely new blogs to follow and had fun along the way. I hope you’ve also enjoyed reading my children’s books in translation series, … Continue reading

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So many questions…

So there we are – all the way from Asterix to Zou. A couple of things I noticed as I was compiling my lists for this blog series set me wondering: Why do so many translated children’s books tackle “difficult” … Continue reading

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Z is for Zou

Zou is a little zebra created by Michel Gay, a popular French author and illustrator. It’s another cracking  picture book from Gecko Press, published in 2008. In a situation parents and small children everywhere will recognise instantly, Zou would like … Continue reading

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Wordle Day

Today is Wordle day on the 2012 Blogathon so here’s a word picture of my blog… You can make your own at http://www.wordle.net – let me know if you do, I’d love to see it!

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Y is for Kazumi Yamoto

Kazumi Yamoto is a Japanese author and musician. Her books for children and young adults often portray life in an ordinary Japanese home, and also deal with difficult issues like illness and death. The Friends and Letters from the Living … Continue reading

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X is for Saint-EXupéry

Yes, I know, but it was the best I could do. If you can think of a better topic for X, feel free to let me know in the comments! Antoine Marie Jean-Baptiste Roger, comte de Saint Exupéry, to give … Continue reading

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W is for Weigelt

Udo Weigelt is a German author of picture books who also writes under the name of Moritz Petz. His picture books include Spring Fever (North-South Books, 2006), illustrated by Sarah Emmanuelle Burg and translated by Marianne Martens, and Fair-Weather Friend … Continue reading

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