author/illustrator: Philippe Nessman/Camille Nicolazzi
21 x 27.5 cm
Rights sold: German, Italian, Korean
Shorlisted for the 2020 UNICEF book award
Once Upon a House
There was a large house in which plenty of animals lived in peace, until one of them decided to cut the branches of the tree where the orangutan used to sleep. The day after, the orangutan had disappeared… This ecological tale deals with the impact of humans on biodiversity and the open positive ending shows that it is all in our hands. On the final spread, the various threats to biodiversity are simply explained to young readers with concrete examples from the story.