31 Dec 2012

PIO PIO by Wakiko Sato and Eigoro Futamata

Wakiko Sato together with Eigoro Futamata created this gorgeous little book about a little chicken and the title is Pio Pio. The Spanish edition is a lovely book by Editorial Corimbo.

The illustrations are delicate, full of details and with a subtle sense of humour. 

But the best thing is that your eyes go from side to side of the two pages, they cover both pages completely making you feel part of the story because there are no boundaries or limits or margins to the illustration.

This little chicken lives happily with his mother and father. But one day he decides to go for a walk:
He meets other creatures and they exchange their languages (isn't that what friendship is all about?). He meets a mouse, a piglet, a frog, a dog, a cat and a tortoise. Thanks to what he gets from the dog he is saved in a moment of danger.

The language is easy with repetitive structures very adequate for children and the last line is a very fun, at least in the Spanish translation by Julia Vinent which is brilliant because it feels like a Spanish book!

A lovely book worth while having and giving.

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