The postman delivers a letter to Versail, the gardener. It comes from his cousin Laly; her trees have grown too much. She does not have a ladder that is long enough to gather her favourite apples. Versail has to find a solution to harvest the apples aloft and prevent them from falling on the house.
Versail is simple and generous, as inventive as he is naïve, just like a kindly grandpa.
The kingdom of Versail, the gardener, is a little castle buried in a huge, funny garden, where enormous vegetable is growing. Versail is a good handyman and he decides to build a system to irrigate his vegetable garden. To his great surprise he discovers a light fish swimming in his new pond…
In Versail and the light fish the children discover nature and the cycle of the moon along with the gardener.
A little boy about 3 years old wakes up the first one... He want somebody else to join him, but rather than to disturb the sleepers, he attempts a solitary investigation of the sleepy house… A raid in the kitchen: first reward, cereals and a bottle of milk. In the lounge: a book to look at...
Who is the closer cousin of the tortoise? The crocodile or the frog?
Believe it or not, it’s the crocodile.
With 9 flaps to lift, this book reveals to children (and their parents) the unexpected answers to a series of questions about various animals and plants.
A lift-the-flap book introducing the latest scientific discoveries about how species evolve.
Three princesses, Curious, Chatterbox and Coquette, have driven their father to despair. The king would have much preferred to have a son who would succeed him to the throne. Despite this, the three princesses love their grumpy father deeply. One day, war breaks out. Each princess trie to offer a solution but their father does not listen. Captured by the enemy, the king is taken prisoner. This is the ideal opportunity for the three sisters to prove their feminine qualities.
We come to life, and we grow. We live with the name our parents chose. We have their nose, their mouth, their eyes, but it’s in their arms that we really feel happy! It doesn’t matter if we are the first or the last born, because our parents have an elastic heart!
With our cousins, uncles and grandparents, we celebrate… Family, it’s really great!
A happy family's game at the end of the book.
Life is pink when we dip our toes in the sea for the first time.
But life is grey when we have to go to bed before it gets dark.
Life is pink when it is raining on a Sunday morning and we can stay in bed.
But life is grey when there we are, lying in bed, and we see a spider taking a stroll on the ceiling.
A dozen humorous examples of how life is sometimes pink and sometimes grey.
This book helps children to express both joy and anxiety.
My Dad smells of … grapefruityafter-shave. Of toast and butter at breakfast. Of clean laundry... But sometimes he smells of the cat blanket, of the soggy mop, or the dustbin.
My Mum smells of... nappy cream for my baby brother’s bottom. Of flowers picked from the garden. Of holidays in the sun. But sometimes she smells of burnt pizza,of dirty laundry in a heap, or chlorine from the swimming pool...
And sometimes they don’t smell of anything at all.
They smell of vanilla, like the all the family!
One evening, in the depths of winter, it started to snow. Archie the bear would have loved to watch it swirling all night, but he is tired of standing on two feet. He tosses and turns in bed. How deep will the snow be tomorrow? Up to the fourth branch of the tree? Perhaps even up to the roof?
What luck! How exciting is snow!
Lily is a happy little girl. She is not afraid of anything, except the dark. She’s so scared to go to bed at night that she trembles at the thought of it, as though there was a wolf waiting for her there.
Happily, Lily’s dad comes to the rescue! One day he begins to saw some wood. What is he up to? He’s making some long long legs for Lily’s bed so that Lily can go to sleep as peacefully as a little bird in its nest.
A child comes into the world and wonders what to put in his bag for the long journey ahead of him. He wonders what he should put in his bag. Should he take some cuddly toys, a rattle, his teddy bear, a bed, a cradle or a little chick’s nest?
What is he going to need?
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