Over the past ten years, Quebec author Simon Boulerice has toured Quebec to visit many classrooms and schools. Anyone who once dreamed of being a teacher can, in their own way, help each young person to get to know each other. Touched by his many encounters, the writer presents his 14 darling students, invented students, but as inspiring as the real young crusaders during his visits to schools.
It seems like a very funny initial idea behind the creation of this album, but wow, what a sublime result! Behind each of these 14 children to color (note: this is not a real coloring book, but those who suddenly feel an artistic soul are invited to let go), the reader will find a charming little one story about his personality, a description of what makes that person unique.
To each person their own small (or large) universe
Because that’s the real beauty of this album: it tends to celebrate childhood and all its vulnerability and freedom, yes, but also uniqueness. These 14 young people are turned on, beautiful and atypical and they are not afraid to take responsibility, to express loudly who they are. For example, in “Monsieur Simon’s class”, there is a Cambodian woman attached as much to her country of origin as to her host land, a young athlete as fast as lightning who has only one arms, Fred who sometimes feels like a boy and at other times feels like a girl, or even Edmond whose incredible voice can crack glass. It is a beautiful, diverse and open class that any reader will be instantly charmed to discover. Young people who demonstrate the importance of always remaining authentic and showing off without compromise. All presented in the form of entertaining poetic legends. And what about the magnificent illustrations? Real works of art! This album (whose release this year marks the 10th anniversary of Éditions Fonfon, their first book having been published in 2010) is a real gem.
The dragouilles at school
As long as talking about 10e anniversary, the dragouilles also blow out ten candles! During this decade, 325,000 copies of the dragon universe were sold and this universe is quite varied: 22 books devoted to the exploration of cities across the world – and when little horned beasts like the dragouilles travel, it promises to be funny in please – but also in comics and activity books. And here they are with this special back to school issue that is simply brilliant. Lots of humor on the program (the dragouilles would especially like to be able to take a jokes and tricks class at school)!
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