Am I beautiful? Yes. No. Maybe… I'm not beautiful. This is not a statement; it is a doubt, a worry sown in the head of a person, which comes to eat it from within and to make its way to his heart. Why should we care so much about our appearance? Why these applications and filters to modify our photos? Am I beautiful? And if the answer was elsewhere…
Wow, what an album! Frankly, all women, regardless of age, should read it. Author Annie Bacon presents a thought-provoking book that makes you want to scream, “That’s exactly it! Why should we give so much importance to beauty?”
Striving for perfection
The story begins with a young girl looking at herself in a mirror thinking, “I'm not beautiful.” With hairbrush strokes, powders and blush on the face, fingers moving on the smartphone screen passing from one filter to another; this question quickly occupies all the space in her thoughts.
The young girl in this book will come to realize that her humor, her resilience and her character, that too is beautiful! The answer to the question “Am I beautiful?” should never become obsessive.
It was when she saw a friend's post on Facebook, who mentioned that her 9-year-old daughter didn't think she was beautiful, that Annie Bacon wanted to write this album.
“Looking at the responses under the post, I saw that all wrote that everyone is beautiful in their own way. It hit me all of a sudden, I thought that was not the right answer! Thus, we continue to insist on the importance of beauty… By answering rather that we do not care whether you are beautiful or not, perhaps we are defusing something important, “explains the author.
Beauty, it is a strong and necessary work, with engaging, lively and vivid illustrations.
MINI-JEANS AND MINI-BUBBLE: PIRATES OF THE DUNES
A great new adventure, written in large print, starring Mini-Jean and his friends. With Mini-Jean and Mini-Bulle, it's impossible to know where you'll be drawn! However, this mix of humor and science continues to be a winning recipe. This new installment presents a dryer like no other… Rather than simply drying clothes, this dryer is a generator of great adventures. Just drop an object on it to be catapulted into a completely different universe. What will happen when Mini-Bulle drops a pebble in the dryer? A tale of action and pirates, perfect for first-time readers.
A YEAR ON THE FARM
Despite an ever-expanding agriculture industry, small family farms still exist. Moreover, they have more than ever their say to help preserve the planet. This is a book that pays tribute to them, in an infinitely beautiful way! The reader is led to discover the daily life of an ecological farm, over the four seasons. In the spring, the seeds must be sown in the fields. In summer, it's time to pick your own. Fall is the time of apples and pumpkins. Then in winter, we get busy chopping wood and feeding the animals. An album with dynamic and splendid illustrations.
BETWEEN THE RABBIT AND THE FOX
Between the Rabbit and the Fox is a tale devoid of fairies, where a sick love is exposed to all… Using strong, poignant and colorful words, the author and illustrator Nathalie Lagacé explains the mechanisms of manipulation and types of violence to young readers. At the beginning of the story, the bird and the rabbit are madly in love with each other. But without warning, the rabbit begins to turn into a fox. From humiliation to isolation, the fox has more than one trick in the bank to make sure his bird is all his. A beautifully challenging and captivating story, with striking illustrations.
CAMILLE THE COW AND THE BEEF EFFECT OF HIS GOOD BIG BURGERS
A fable that is both veggie and fun? This presentation is certainly intriguing! Every year, chef Poivrier wins first prize at the Meilleur Bon Gros Burger festival. However, an innovative competitor is ready to eclipse the other competitors, during this edition… Camille the cow wants to amaze everyone with her burger without meat or dairy product. With her fresh ingredients from the farm and purchases from the bulk food store, will Camille be able to concoct the most succulent burger? A carbon-neutral album that introduces young readers to vegetarian food.