“Le Petit Poupouce” | Olivier Dupin & Séverine Duchesne | Frimousse, France | 36pp | 23 x 30 cm
Everyone knows the story of Little Thumb. But, in this book nothing happens quite like in the traditional story! Little Thumb’s dad is completely under the influence of his greedy wife. Certainly, the family is lacking food (Little Thumb only gets to eat once a week, on Tuesdays, on French fries’ day!). The children have to be lost in the forest but most importantly, one should not forget the earrings on the way back. Little Thumb, who has more than one trick up his sleeve uses white pebbles to find his way back. But his dad has got the wrong jewellery and has to go back to the shop. While at it, he will try to abandon the kids in the forest a second time. Maybe this time it could work! Little Thumb uses seeds to mark the way back. But unfortunately, his silly siblings have picked them up, impossible to get back home. What will happen next? An hilarious parody of the original tale, full of unexpected twists and turns!
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