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Children's Fiction Self-esteem & Self-reliance

Jamais sans mon sac à main!

by (author) Belle DeMont

illustrated by Sonja Wimmer

Publisher
Scholastic Canada Ltd
Initial publish date
Sep 2018
Category
Self-Esteem & Self-Reliance, Friendship, School & Education
Recommended Age
4 to 7
Recommended Grade
p to 2
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9781443169509
    Publish Date
    Sep 2018
    List Price
    $11.99

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Description

See below for English description.

Charlie adore le sac à main rouge que sa grand-mère lui a donné. Un jour, il décide de le porter à l'école. D'abord son père, ensuite ses amis, et même le brigadier scolaire le questionnent sur cet « étrange » choix. Après tout, les garçons ne portent pas de sac à main… Mais Charlie ne se décourage pas, et peu à peu, sa détermination commence à affecter les gens autour de lui de façon positive. Grâce à lui, tout le monde réalise qu'il n'est pas toujours nécessaire de se conformer aux normes sociales : l'important, c'est d'être soi-même!

Avec un humour brillant et des illustrations vibrantes, cet album divertira certainement les jeunes lecteurs. Il peut également aider à initier une discussion à propos des rôles liés aux genres.

 

Charlie loves the bright red purse that his grandmother let him have. One day, he decides to take it to school. First his father, then his friends, and even the crossing guard question him about his "strange" choice. After all, boys don't carry purses. But Charlie isn't deterred. Before long, his unselfconscious determination starts to affect those around him. His father puts on his favorite Hawaiian shirt to go to work, his friend Charlotte paints her face, and the crossing guard wears a pair of sparkly shoes. Thanks to Charlie, everyone around him realizes that it isn't always necessary to conform to societal norms. It's more important to be true to yourself.

With its humorous, energetic illustrations, this book is sure to entertain young readers. It can also be used to open a discussion on gender roles.

Original title: I Love My Purse

About the authors

 

BELLE DEMONT est auteure et illustratrice de Halifax, en Nouvelle-Écosse. Jamais sans mon sac à main! est son premier livre jeunesse.

 

BELLE DEMONT is a writer and illustrator from Halifax, Nova Scotia. This is her first book.

SONJA WIMMER is an award-winning German illustrator and storyteller from Munich.

 

Belle DeMont's profile page

 

SONJA WIMMER est une illustratrice qui a déjà remporté plusieurs prix littéraires. Elle vit à Munich, en Allemagne.

 

SONJA WIMMER is an award-winning German illustrator and storyteller from Munich.

 

Sonja Wimmer's profile page

Editorial Reviews

«Charlie, un personnage déterminé ne voulant pas se conformer aux normes de genre, est le coeur et l'âme de cette merveilleuse histoire.» ~ Quill & Quire

«Une histoire qui s'affirme à la non-conformité de genre.» ~ Kirkus Reviews

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