Planet Picture Book

Archive - May 2017

South Korea

South Korean picture book creators are increasingly in the international limelight. Copyrights for Korean picture books have been sold to dozens of countries. At the 2015 Bologna Ragazzi awards, five Korean picture books received special mentions...

Mirror

This ingenuous book is, in fact, two books designed to be read side by side. One side depicts a day in the life of a boy and his family in Sydney, Australia; the other portrays a day in the life of a Moroccan boy and his family. The only real text...

The Storyteller

I’ll admit it; the cover of The Storyteller drew me in. A striking combination of royal blue and gold, it really stands out from the bookshelf. And the many illustrations throughout the book do not disappoint. Each page bursts with colour and...

The Butter Man

While her father makes a traditional couscous dinner, Nora announces she is “staaarving”. In response, her father tells her a story of his youth in Morocco when there was very little to eat. The Butter Man is a longer picture book set in the High...

Morocco

One of the main aims of Planet Picture Book is to discover authentic picture books, ideally by authors and illustrators based in their country of origin. But, despite extensive searching I haven’t found a single one translated into English. Not one...