Planet Picture Book

Category - Portugal

Don’t Cross the Line

A colourful crowd of people build up on the left-hand page of this picture book as a guard under orders forbids them to cross the line (the gutter of the book). Then, a red ball bounces into the right-hand page and soon everyone follows . . . but...

Three Balls of Wool (Can Change the World)

In this historical picture book set in the 1960s, a family flee Portugal’s dictatorship and end up in Communist Czechoslovakia. They find it difficult to settle into their new home until three balls of wool provide an unexpected colourful solution...

Follow the Firefly/Run, Rabbit, Run!

This wordless picture book can be read in both directions – from front to back, and from back to front! The first story follows a firefly’s quest to find a flashing light; in the second narrative, a rabbit dashes away from the city and through the...

Portugal

When I first started researching picture books from Portugal, one name leapt out at me: publishing house and graphic design studio, Planeta Tangerina. Founded in 1999 by four friends, Isabel Minhós Martins, Bernardo P. Carvalho, Madalena Matoso and...