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What Does the Crocodile Say?
Eva Montanari

The alarm clock goes dringg dringg, mama’s tickle goes hee hee, the water goes sssplash, the car goes vroom vroom... So starts little crocodile’s morning on the first day of nursery school. But when the doorbell goes ding dong and teacher elephant says peekaboo, little crocodile starts having second thoughts and has something very loud to say.

With its delightful sounds and loveable cast of characters, this heart-warming story about a very important day in a youngster’s life speaks to a child’s (and parent’s) separation anxiety and to the joy of overcoming it.

Pub date: September 2018 - Book Island |Thierry Magnier

Rights sold: English UK, France
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199 Drapeaux
Formes, Coleurs et Motifs

Orith Kolodny

Much more than a traditional compendium of the world’s flags, this strikingly visual volume explores the shapes, figures, and colors that lay behind the choices of flag design. Divided into formal categories such as stripes, diagonal lines, triangles, circles, crosses, and natural forms including suns, moons, stars, and trees, the book is a fascinating atlas without the geo-political references. It offers an original perspective of flags, allowing readers to connect the form to the idea and meaning behind it.

Pub date: September 2018 - Actes Sud Junior

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Si J'étais une Souris 
by Mapi, illustrations by Susumu Fujimoto

According to a Chinese legend, cats and mice used to be the best of friends until the mouse became one of the twelve Chinese zodiac signs at the cat’s expense. In this book, the narrator imagines what it would be like to be a mouse, a pig, a dog, and all the other animals in the Chinese calendar, attributing imaginary and whimsical characteristics to each creature. The story ends with a self-affirming surprise.

Pub date: September 2018 - Grasset Jeunesse

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Le Grand Orchestre 
by Caroline Laffon
illustrations by Gaia Stella

Come and join The Grand Orchestra! Here you will encounter the world of musical instruments, learn their story, and listen to their special music. This book is an exciting introduction to music and to the instruments that bring it to life, from past to present, all around the world.

Pub date: September 2018 - De La Martinière Jeunesse

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La musica tra le righe
by Giancarlo Ascari and Pia Valentinis

A drum to wake you up, a whistle to call you over, a lullaby to dream to, a rock band to scream to, a high-pitch sound or one that's sweet, it’s time to dance to the beat. Music, maestro!
This fourth book in the series has got rhythm, celebrating music in all its notes and movements. There's music you don't expect, vegetable orchestras, music piracy… and more. There's even the sound of silence.  

Pub date: October 2018 - Franco Cosimo Panini

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Mais Où a Filé Malo la Musaraigne? 
by Maria Dek

Where in the world is Malo? He promised to help his friend Poto can pickles, but the selfish shrew has slipped away to go and play on the new ride at the Electric Pond! Along the way, Malo comes across several animals who ask for help, but he's in a hurry and doesn’t have time for them. Instead he continues on his way faster and faster to the carousel. But when he gets there, Malo suddenly feels all alone. And very sorry… Can he make things right again?

Pub date: October 2018 - hélium éditions

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by Liuna Virardi

I wonder what the boy with the freckles wants to be when he grows up. Or what the bearded man’s house looks like. Lift the flaps to find out. There might be more than what meets the eye!
Do you ever wonder about the lives of the people sitting in front of you on the subway? In this colorful and boldly graphic book, the narrator wonders who the “strangers” travelling alongside him are. A celebration of diversity, this book invites readers to imagine what lies behind an appearance and to reflect on their own judgements and prejudices.

Pub date: October 2018 - L’Agrume

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I Hate My Cats (A Love Story)
by Davide Cali
illustrations by Anna Pirolli

Ginger is the weird one. She plays with peas, purrs at artichokes, and has a strange fondness for chicken (but only the neighbor's chicken). Then there's Fred. His greatest talent? Sleeping. Oh, and hiding. And when he's not hiding, he's conspiring with Ginger to destroy the house! Such is life with cats. . . can't live with 'em, can't live without 'em—if you love them, that is. And yet the question remains: Why are these captivating creatures so marvelously maddening?! This humorous picture book about a cat owner and his beguiling felines celebrates quirky cat companions, impurrfections and all.

Pub date: October 2018 - Chronicle Books

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You and Me, Me and You: Brothers
by Miguel Tanco

The beauty of the brotherly bond is on display in this touching tribute to a special sibling relationship. Whimsical illustrations capture the highlights of brotherhood: building sandcastles, flying a kite, making mischief, and cherishing childhood moments together. Bright pops of Pantone orange bestow each illustrated spread with charm, and a cloth spine adds a delightful specialness. At once a sweet picture book for young children and a treasured gift for parents, this heartfelt testament to the inimitable brotherly bond goes straight to the heart.

Pub date: November 2018 - Chronicle Books

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Voilà La Pluie
by Mathieu Pierloot
illustrations by Maria Dek

Sundays are so boring, especially rainy Sundays. Without making a sound, Camille slips away from her bedroom to go and play in the backyard. Despite the rain, there is a world of wonder awaiting for her to discover, and Camille will witness something very unusual and beautiful for the first time.

Pub date: November 2018 - Comme Des Géants

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