Format : 22,5 cm x 27,5 cm
60 pages – Hardcover
by Jean-Claude Alphen & Louison Nielman
Paul left the city’s noises behind… and slipped into the silence of the forest. Suddenly his heart began to beat faster. A GIGANTIC bear was standing in front of him! Intrigued, the bear looked at this little thing with no fur. Paul was scared and hurried towards home. The bear said to himself, “Fun! A new toy!” The beginning of a strange friendship…
A powerful, simple and touching story about friendship. How does it begin? How can we win someone over? And our differences, are they important? Enough material to fill long discussions around the definition of the word friend. A second book by the dup with brought us “Une vie de chat”.
Themes: friendship, bears, nature
When she was little, Louison Nielman always filled her notebooks with poems, then small stories. Simultaneously, she devoured books. Reading and writing have always been natural to her, a need, and are like two essential gusts of air in her life.
She currently works as a clinical psychologist in health services welcoming children, adoloscents and their families. Her plume is animated by the desire to make them dream, to awaken them and to accompany them in their investigations and their insatiable curiosity.
Jean-Claude Alphen was born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in 1965. He spent his childhood in France, his father's native country, before returning to live in Brazil, his mother's native country. Trained at the ESPM of São Paulo (Advanced School of Communication and Marketing), he obtained his initial experience as an illustrator in the press, as a cartoonist.
His career in youth literature began in the 1990s, first as an illustrator, then as an author/illustrator. Having authored thirty books, Jean-Claude has also published over one hundred picture books as an illustrator. Winner several times of the most prestigous awards for youth literature in Brazil, his book SUPER was selected in 2018 by THE WHITE RAVENS. With D'eux, he has published "Adélie", "Charlotte and the Migration of the Shorts", "A Cat's Life", "Kissou" and "Philémon at sea".