365 Penguins

365 Penguins Cover

365 Penguins

By Jean-Luc Fromental; Joelle Jolivet (Illustrator)

Abrams Books for Young Readers, Hardcover, 9780810944602, 48pp.

Publication Date: October 1, 2006

Description
On the first day of the new year, the mailman brings a surprise -- a penguin! One by one, day by day, penguins fill the house. At first they are cute, but with every passing day, the penguins pile up -- along with the family's problems. Feeding, cleaning, and housing the penguins becomes a monumental task! But who is sending these penguins, and why?
In a large format, and with lots of opportunity for counting, "365 Penguins" is sure to become a wintertime staple.


About the Author
In addition to writing for film, television, and newspapers, Jean-Luc Fromental is the author of about thirty books, including novels, travelogues, children's books, and comics.

Nee en 1965 Joelle Jolivet vit et travaille a Ivry sur Seine. De ses etudes de graphisme aux Arts appliques, elle a garde le gout du dessin d'apres nature, ce qui l'a tres vite menee a l'illustration. Elle continue cependant a pratiquer la mise en page qui satisfait son gout pour la typographie et lui permet de realiser affiches et couvertures de livres. Aux Beaux-Arts, elle a complete sa formation a l'atelier de lithographie, ce qui l'a pas a pas mene a la gravure sur linoleum, son principal moyen d'expression aujourd'hui. Joelle Jolivet travaille egalement dans la publicite et la presse.

On retrouve dans ses illustrations hautes en couleur un sens du cadrage original et un trait malicieux.