In Douarnenez, Charline Giquel released her third book, accessible to the little ones

In Douarnenez, Charline Giquel released her third book, accessible to the little ones
In Douarnenez, Charline Giquel released her third book, accessible to the little ones

The fruit of a year of work, Charline Giquel’s new children’s book was released on April 11. After several residencies, she took up her pencil and Indian ink to return with “Fruit Salad”. His first two volumes “Little Phantom” and “Le Grand Départ” in 2018 and 2022, published by L’Agrume, met with great success. This time, the children’s illustrator has designed a picture book intended for toddlers aged two and over. “Each page associates a fruit with a detailed house inside the same fruit,” describes the author and illustrator, who has been living in Douarnenez for three years. She draws in black and white, before adding the colors on the computer. Like his style, the artist has once again opted for many bright colors: everything gives a sparkling and funny universe. “I wanted to do a lot of details and combine textures,” adds Charline Giquel. A touch of its own.

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Illustration from the book Fruit Salad – Cabanes, by Charline Giquel. (Le Télégramme/Charline Giquel)

“Children can relate”

The book “Fruit Salad” invites the young reader to guess the name of the fruit, then to discover by turning the page the inside of the fruit plunging into a universe where small creatures populate familiar settings such as a house or a workshop. These “critters” have adventures and have fun, giving free rein to children’s imaginations. “My characters are hybrids, half-human, half-insect. This way the children can identify. I therefore diversified the first names,” explains the illustrator. The texts associated with the double page resonate with the illustration. “I wanted there to be rhymes. It’s very musical,” she explains.

The objective is to stimulate interaction between readers and create moments of sharing, with both young and old. “The idea is for the child to point to the details. Let it be a moment of sharing and that families participate in reading together,” imagines Charline Giquel.

Available online, “Fruit Salad” promises great family moments.

Practical

Charline Giquel will present her book at the next Livr’ show in Vannes on May 24, 25 and 26 in front of children.

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