Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Spotlight on Books and Illustrators

From France comes a delightful series of books written by Jean-Philippe Arrou-Vigno and illustrated by Olivier Tallec. The first two books have been published in the U.S. by Chronicle Books with more to come. Yipeee!

It's Rita's birthday, but she's not happy. None of her presents seem right (too big, too small, too medium) until one of them starts to jiggle and bounce off the floor. Out comes a charming little dog, with as much personality as our little heroine. They are bound to become great friends!

The illustrations are deceptively simple, but absolutely adorable and engaging. Pencil lines and just a bit of orange against a white background, and they're off!

Learn more about them in this nifty video and look for the books at your local library and bookstore!


  1. looks so cute! I love the pencil with just orange - how different!

  2. I loooove Rita and Whatsit! I'm going to have to buy those!

  3. that looks so adorable. I have an award for you at my blog

  4. Cool and adorable:)! Thank you

  5. thanks for the video, so irresistable!