author/illustrator: several

ages: 1+

16 pages

17 x 17 cm

board book 

Talents Hauts

Kaboom! series

  • Bringing Stereotypes Down!

    The unmissable themes of toddlers books - toys, animals, imagination, music... - with a nonstereotyped representation of families and of the world.

    Toddlers' books are not exempt from stereotypes: most women are mothers and most men are either absent or superheroes. Illustrations are far from being neutral: colours, symbols, roles are gender oriented. Conveying a non-stereotyped representation of the world to the youngest is the mission of this new board book series.

    "Stereotype-free babies! At last, sexism free books for toddlers! Publishing house Talents Hauts is the one launching into that with new « Badaboum » series with a very subtle result." - Revue Parents, Mai 2021


    - Rock N' Roll (Julien Castanié)

    A vocabulary book full of good vibes! Because all toddlers wildly tend to turn everyday objects into music instruments...

    - My Doll
    by Annelise Heurtier, ill. by Maurèen Poignonec
    A child plays with his doll, he walks her around in the stroller, hugs her, worries about her needs. An old lady interrupts him: "Are you playing mommy?". "No I'm playing daddy" - he replies

    "In My Doll, tenderness doesn’t care much about prejudices. 'Dolls would be for girls only' ? What a strange idea ! A lovely board book, warm and simple that gives a good lesson to sexist stereotypes".

    "Challenging genre stereotypes, the content is relevant, the dialogs are genuine and the ending, very mischievous! It should be in the hands of all the little ones and their relatives…" - APGL – Association des Parents Gays et Lesbiens – Mai 2021

    - Cat!
    by Claire Garralon
    A story for toddlers about consent and respect.
    The cat is on the couch. The child would like to catch him,
    to caress him, to pull his fur. But a cat is not a toy and
    the child gets to understand that the sole proof of love is
    respecting the other's will.

    - Animals (Fred. L)

    A vocabulary book, simply showing female animals for a change.


    6 more titles will be published in 2022