Petit, the Monster

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Petit, the Monster

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Petit is puzzled. He’s a good boy when he plays with his dog. But he’s a bad boy when he pulls a girl’s hair. He can be very nice to his grandfather but terrible to pigeons. It’s good when he takes care of his toys, but very bad when he doesn’t want to share them. In short, the world is mysterious to Petit. It’s exhausting trying to figure it all out. This book by the three-time Hans Christian Andersen finalist Isol is a brilliant, funny, and ever-so-true recreation of a small boy’s world. The ambiguities and confusions confronting the behavior of people, even small children, are perfectly and lovingly observed and wonderfully illustrated in this little masterpiece. Every child (and every grownup with any honesty) will recognize themselves in this story.

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Isol is an Argentine author and illustrator of children’s books with a passion for comic book artistry, literature and the visual arts. She has been honored with the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award for her outstanding contribution to children’s literature, has twice been selected as a finalist for the Hans Christian Andersen Award and has won a Golden Apple at the Biennial of Illustration, Bratislava. Her delightful leporello, Tener un patito es util (It’s Useful to Have a Duck), was chosen by AIGA as one of its “50 Books/50 Covers” for concept and design, and it was also named one of “Los mejores libros para niños y jóvenes 2008” (The best books for children and youth 2008) by Venezuela’s Banco del Libro. Isol has also written and illustrated Petit, the Monster; Beautiful Griselda and Nocturne, and she has illustrated Doggy Slippers by Jorge Luján. Her books have been published in Argentina, Mexico, Spain, France, Canada and the US. Isol is also an advertising illustrator, a professional singer and a comic book writer. She lives in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

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Kindergarten-Grade 2—This charming import from Argentina follows Petit as he tries to figure out what makes him good when he's good and bad when he's bad. For example, he's bad when he lies, but he's good when he tells stories. He's good when he takes special care of his toys, but "Is it bad not to want to share them?" Poor Petit cannot figure out these strange dichotomies in his life. He supposes it runs in his family because Mother is good when she understands him but not so good when she sends him off to bed without dessert. Isol's deceptively simple cartoonlike illustrations that mix pencil drawing, oil pastels, and digital art aptly convey Petit's behavior. In the end, the child is reassured that, no matter what, his dog loves him. This is a great book to open discussions about behavior with children who sometimes do not pick up on clues from those around them.—Joan Kindig, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA
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