Just a Donkey Like You and Me
Publication Date: February 19, 2013
Categories: Comics & Graphic Novels - General
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Brand new series from multiple award-winning author Emmanuel Guibert and renowned illustrator Marc Boutavant!
Ariol is your everyday tween donkey. He lives in the suburbs with his mom and dad. His best friend is a pig. He’s in love with a beautiful cow in his class. His teacher is a dog. His gym teacher is a huge rooster. In short, Ariol is just like you and me.
Emmanuel Guibert has written a great many graphic novels for young readers young and old, among them the Sardine in Outer Space series and The Professor's Daughter with Joann Sfar. Another of Guibert's recent works is The Photographer. Showered with awards, it relates a Doctors Without Borders mission in 1980's Afghanistan through the eyes of a great reporter. Guibert lives in Paris with his wife and daughter. Originating from Burgundy (as do the best snails), Marc Boutavant now lives and works in Paris. His work springs from a wry observation of life and the interaction of his friends and children. Their quirks of personality, mannerisms and reactions to situations are transposed into his characters.
"Definitely on the Wimpy Kid bandwagon, but less vicious with the satire and therefore all the more welcome." — KIRKUS
"Whether Ariol is joining his father for a trip to the ATM, arguing with a friend about sneakers, accompanying his grandmother to the movies, pursuing his great crush, or emulating his favorite superhero, the author dares to depict the exclusionary, argumentative, self-centered ways children can sometimes behave, without giving up an iota of their charm." — BOOKLIST
"I dare you to put it down once you start, and you’ll agree, Ariol is the new kid in town for reluctant readers." — KID LIT REVIEWS