Nous sommes faits l’un pour l’autre
Text and illustrations Jiu Er Narration Pascale Bussières
This charming, original audio picture bookfeatures a collection of short illustrated texts evoking the simple pleasures that fill a day in the life of Petit Soleil (Little Sun), a fearless, adorable pig with a big heart. She’s always on the lookout for challenges, big and small, and never seems to get discouraged as she embarks on all kinds of adventures with playmates Petite souris (Little Mouse) and Mademoiselle Lapin (Miss Rabbit). A funny and endearing tale of friendshipthat will delight and enchant the whole family. A 20-minute recording, with a recurring sound of a musical instrument as a signal for the young reader to turn the page, can be listened to for free on La Montagne secrète website.
AUDIO PICTURE BOOK 978-2-924774-21-2
Pub Date: 2018
Ages: 5 to 9 / Grades K to 4
Keywords: Friendship, generosity, trust, open-mindedness
Hardcover book (7” x 6”, 112 pages) with streaming audio (20 minutes)
$ 22.95 CND / $ 17.95 USD / 14.50 €
Jiu Er became a well-known sculptor in China before she began creating children’s books, having her work selected for the World of Women’s Art Exhibition in Beijing, the Dongyang International Woodcarving Festival, and the 60th anniversary in commemoration of Mao Zedong’s Speech during the Yan’an Forum on Literature and Art. Her first picture book, My Sister’s Big Pumpkin, published in 2012, made the “Top 50 Books for the Public” list in China; and in 2016, she became the first Chinese illustrator to appear on the prestigious IBBY (International Board on Books for Young People) Honour List for Don’t Skip Rope With a Frog.
Pascale Bussières first garnered critical attention at the age of 13 for her role in the 1984 film Sonatinebut it’s the 1993 TV series Blanche that would give her star status in French-speaking Canada. Over the years, she has worked with several respected directors including Patricia Rozema, Denis Villeneuve and Guy Maddin. In 2004, she was awarded a Prix Jutra and Genie Award for her dramatic impersonation of Quebec singing star Alys Robi in Ma vie en cinemascope. More recently, she has appeared in the films Love Project, Ville-Marie and Demons.