The Day No One Was Angry by Toon Tellegen & illustrated by Marc Boutavan

Toon Tellegen was born in the Netherlands in 1943. He was a doctor before starting to write for children in the early 1980’s. His books are now considered classics of Dutch children’s literature.

Marc Boutavant is a graphic artist, illustrator and comic strip author. He has illustrated numerous children’s book, including Around the World with Mouk. He lives in Paris.

Twelve stunningly illustrated, poetic, and funny stories about grumpy animals from an internationally acclaimed Dutch writer and a hugely popular French illustrator.

In 12 short chapters, we see different animals in various states of anger. Some try to understand their anger, some try to tame it, while others let their anger overwhelm them. These stories are funny and wry, but also offer a gently profound reflection of the nature of human emotions.

Marc Boutavant’s delicate, stunning full colour illustrations put the reader in the heart of the forest, surrounded by endearingly grumpy animals.

This book is a beautifully produced hardback which would make the perfect gift for older children as well as adults.

Published by Gecko Press

 

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