Comment J’ai Sauvé Mon Papa

I thought it would be nice for you to get to know my little family, so I decided I would share with you our favorite book, Comment j’ai sauvé mon papa by Hervé Tullet. We’ve had this book for 2 years now, and it has travelled with us, been slept with, and even stepped on. It’s a lovely little story about how a little boy goes about to help his dad get out of a funk, with many different ways until one day he has a great idea and saves the day! It’s a simple book with little text (although I like to add my own personal text and sound effects) and simple illustrations — just the way we like it and no matter how many times we’ve read it we just never get tired of it, the ending is just too good!

Unfortunately, the book has only been published in French, but lucky me my kids only speak French! However, I only recently discovered that the author Hervé Tullet is quite popular and that a few of his books are available in many different languages (Esther wrote about The Game of Finger Worms a few weeks ago). Now I have got to get my hands on his latest book Press Here — this unique book about the power of the imagination and interactivity looks like fun for the whole family!

-Celina

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1. Anaïs | February 15, 2012 | Reply

We have been reading the press here book since my child is 20 months old. he still loves it at nearly age 3! great fun (and educational) way to spend time waiting for something too!

2. Celina | February 15, 2012

Thanks Anais, I feel like his books have no age and are timeless. I really hope I can find the book this weekend, fingers crossedXX

3. Pam | February 15, 2012 | Reply

Welcome Celina! I’m looking forward to your posts. I completely agree that Herve Tullet is a great choice for kids. We have ‘The Book with a Hole’ and it’s a favourite at our house. I don’t know if you’ve seen Tullet’s collaboration with Djeco toys yet, but it’s AMAZING! We recently got his box of shapes ‘Creat – Ik’ and the kids are obsessed.

4. Celina | February 15, 2012

Hello Pam, thanks for the welcome and fir for the tip… Djeco and Herve Tullet, what a duo! I’ll have to see if I can find it, we don’t always get all of the European products here in Montreal!

5. Heather | February 15, 2012 | Reply

I’m guessing a ‘funk’ is what we might call a ‘muddle’??? Love the sound of the Daddy book. My 5 year old has just started learning French at school – do you think a mummy with school French could manage to read it out loud without sounding too ridiculous (and maybe even figure out what’s going on?)

6. Celina | February 15, 2012

The dad is feeling a little down and needs some cheering up! I think the book is pretty simple and the images are self explanatory, it’s about simple concepts like going to the park or swimming. Now I’m not sure how much French you learnt in school, but if you ever get the book and find it complicated, I’ll gladly help you translate it!

7. Courtney in London | February 16, 2012 | Reply

We also love Herve Tullet’s books. We have the finger circus one and a couple others. He’s also made activity/doodle books for kids which are really cool! I wish this book had an English version. Or… more like I wish my kids spoke French! :)

8. Celina | February 16, 2012

I would love to get my hands on the doodle books too… I can’t believe it’s taken me 2 years to really discover Hervé Tullet’s world!

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