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Story and songs Bïa Illustrations Caroline Hamel Singer Bïa
« Je lis – Je chante » Collection
For his birthday, a small boy receives a very special gift: a skunk! He chooses to name her Josephine and together they become best friends. The duo takes great pride in putting on pyjama parties with a cast of zany characters including a sleep-walking dog, a grizzly bear policeman, and a rabbit who is deeply in love with a fox. Bring down the lights and turn on the disco ball, it’s time to dance!
The narrated story is followed by recordings of the songs « Joséphine la Coquine » and « Pyjama Party ».
Bïa spent her teenage years in Brazil before moving to Paris where she recorded her first album in 1997 which was awarded the prestigious Grand Prix of the Charles-Cros Academy. Her album, Coeur Vagabond, produced in France and in Canada, received in 2006 the Prix Félix (French-Canadian equivalent of a Grammy) in the “Best World Music Album” category.
Caroline Hamel has illustrated a number of children’s books, including Maman perdue, which earnedher the Quebec / Wallonia-Brussels Prize for Children’s Literature in 2007. She is a five-time recipient of the Prix Lux in Quebec and has published her illustrations in Times, Châtelaine, and L’actualité.