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Thursday, October 25, 2012

Martin Pebble by Jean-Jacques Sempe

Martin Pebble

Martin Pebble is the story of a little boy whose face keeps turning red for no particular reason. When he meets Roddy Rackett, a little boy who keeps sneezing for no particular reason, it's the beginning of a great friendship. This book features text and illustrations by Jean-Jacques Semp

A gift that was sent to Hannah from my friend MrsMac, who we are going to adopt as a surrogate Grandma as she is so good to Hannah.

This book was a French classic since 1969 and has now been translated to English and it is just an adorable book.  The illustrations are very simple pen sketches but just so much to see in them.  The story is a great moral story for children while being an amusing tale for adults as well.

The book itself is a lovely square hardback which would look great as a coffee table book although it is a bit cumbersome while trying to cuddle a two year old and hold it up for her to see as well. 

One of those books that you just stumble across while browsing that will become a classic in your own household and I am so glad that MrsMac did come across it and was kind enough to pass it onto us.  Booklovers keep your eye out for this one. 5 out of 5 for me.

1 comment:

  1. Glad you liked it, Hazel, only too pleased to send it. There are several more in this house will gradually will be winging their way stateside....... Now.. which one for Christmas??!!