illustrator/author: Eponine Cottey/Camille Floue
36 pages, printed in modified CMYK
19.5 x 29.5 cm
hardcover with exposed board, round corners, punch die-cut.
“It rains in my heart, as on town and on mart." Says the poet... all wrong! Look at our hero pedalling through the city: He is radiating joy despite the heavy rain drops. Blind to the threatening skies, he perkily zigzags between this old lady - who is railing against her umbrella - and those kids who are jumping in puddles.
He is holding tight the most precious letter: the one he plans to give to his secret love, to tell her how he feels… Alas! The beloved doesn't share his feelings, and it's like a storm that strikes him down. This time, heavy dark clouds win over the poor boy's heart, in spite of the bright sun that has come back to shine over the rooftops.
In this story, the weather and feelings are definitely trying to find each other, but never quite matching! Although wait... do these few musical notes, heard a little further on, sound like a rainbow?
Written in doggerel verses by the mischievous Camille Floue, delightfully illustrated by Eponine Cottey's colourful felt tips, this story will delight lovers of ice-cream cones, of global warming and sweet romances. For readers aged 3+, to put their inner storms into words!
Eponine Cottey's previous picture book at 4048, WELCOME TO BIBIVILLE won the 2022 Bologna Ragazzi Award in the Comics Early Readers category.
Éponine Cottey was born at the dawn of the Summer of 1989 somewhere in the Chaourçais area, in the heart of the wet Champagne region (France)... In the middle of corn and books, they draw all the time in her house and often houses. When it was time to leave this Eden, Éponine went to Paris to study illustration at the Estienne school and then studied at the Arts Décoratifs in Strasbourg. In 2021, she published her first book Welcome to Bibiville, the fruit of her love for puppies and architect's cabins.
Camille Floue was born on a Friday the 13th, in 1986. After studying literature and philosophy, she became a teacher. She has always invented stories, little songs and images. She lives and works in Paris. She is the author of La partie de cache-cache, La dormeuse, illustrated by Vincent Pianina, and Le petit cheval prudent, illustrated by Camille Louzon.