19 Oct 2012


Wilfrid Gordon McDonald Partridge is the story of a little boy with a long name who lives next door to an old people's home. He is a good boy with a golden heart. He is so kind as to find the things that will help his neighbours and himself.

This is a beautiful story written by someone special, so special as Mem Fox.
The story blends perfectly with the kind and kinaesthetic illustrations of Julie Vivas.

This book comes to prove again that no topics are not suitable for children: it depends on how they are dealt with. 

13 Oct 2012

FLICTS by Ziraldo

Ziraldo is a Brazilian storywriter and educator very well loved in his country for all his books and his work with children and education.

Over 40 years ago he wrote Flicts a story of a colour that is not red, yellow or blue, but only flicts. It is the story of someone who is not admitted but exists and cannot be denied.

English edition
Spanish edition

40th anniversary edition

Which is your favourite cover? I fell in love with the Spanish edition. The editorial group made a good job with this book. Click here to know more about the Spanish edition. You will have to go to Libros and then choose Flicts in the next section.

12 Oct 2012


Kalandraka is the name of the Spanish (Galician) publishing company that received a prize for its editind/publishing quality. A well deserved prize. Their list of books is amazing!



6 Oct 2012


Laurent de Brunhoff continues the work his parents started with the Histoire de Babar in 1931. Jean de Brunhoff gave an image to Babar (an elephant with strong human characteristics). The story was an immediate success in France and two years later it became a classic in the UK. Many years later it is still a joy to read. My mother bought in Paris the animated album for her grandchildren in 2007.

Laurent de Brunhoff gave and gives Babar a long continuity with many titles which make children and adults alike enjoy art and many other disciplines. The video below is very interesting.