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author / illustrator: Nicolas Deleau, Irène Bonacina

ages: 8+

56 pages 

17 x 24.5 cm


Les Éditions des Éléphants

Sold: Russian, Simplified Chinese

Maskime and the Little Things

  • A precious little book of finely crafted words with Irene Bonacina’s illustrations, reminiscent of Sempé or Quentin Blake…

    Maskime likes little things. Unfortunately, everything around him is too big. His town, his school, even his bedroom… So, he spends his time observing all the little things. The spider sleeping on the ceiling in his building’s stairwell, the little green shoot sprouting out of the concrete pavement…
    Then one day, while he is concentrating on the infinitely small, the infinitely big erupts in the form of a sneeze. It is Barouf, the elephant. He’s kind and funny, but also very big… This leads Maskime to wonder how on earth he will fit his new friend into his world of little things!



    "A beautiful story for children who feel a little lost in a world that is too big for them". BnF


    "Text and illustrations complement each other perfectly in this charming, quasi-philosophical introduction to the world of relativity". – ARPLE


    "A touching story of our relationship with the world, through the eyes of a child." – SIGNES



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