By Jean-Luc Fromental; Joelle Jolivet (Illustrator)

Abrams Books for Young Readers, Hardcover, 9780810987494, 42pp.

Publication Date: May 1, 2010

In a distinctive oversize package and illustrated with Joelle Jolivet's signature retro, eye-catching style, "Oops " follows a family through the streets of Paris as they try to get to the airport for their vacation. Back at their apartment, their house-sitting aunt slips on some soap, setting off a chain reaction of events that create some extreme roadblocks for the family's trip. A movie shoot, a parade, policemen, rampaging bears, aliens, and much more collide in this remarkable new picture book adventure. The book includes a gatefold page at the end that explains in detail the train of chaos on the previous pages.Praise for "365 Penguins"
"Boston GlobeHorn Book" Honor Award
"New York Times" bestseller
"Publishers Weekly" bestseller
Seen on Martha TV
Heard on NPR
Piece de resistance . . . a real treat. Daniel Pinkwater
Integrates challenging math concepts and environmental concerns into a clever narrative . . . Units on penguins and global warming will never be the same. "School Library Journal"
It's the fun of the rapidly multiplying penguin horde that carries the book "Chicago Tribune"

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.