Publication Date: April 2008
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A story about acceptance and appreciation of...wellthe little things in life. Remember: "Small is beautiful."
Thierry Lenain taught handicapped children before becoming writer. He has published more than fifty children's books in Europe. In 1992, he became editor of Citrouille (a magazine about children's literature). He has three children, and after 18 years at the foot of the mountains, he moved to the edge of the ocean, with which he is in love. Stéphane Poulin is a Canadian author and illustrator. He's been drawing passionately since he was a kid. These days he likes to work in oils. He has published over a hundred books in North America and Canada and has won many international prizes. Daniel Zolinksky is a photographer who is currently working on a collection of photographs that traces Odysseus' journey home from the Trojan War.
"The frankness and humor with which author and illustrator address [the subject] will draw a&helllip;swelling audience.” —Kirkus Reviews
"Wry but always empathic, Lenain brings a novelistic depth to a story that could easily have been little more than an adult's cheap jokeespecially given that the pivotal event is a peeing contest…Whether or not little boys care so much about the size and procreative powers of their zizis is debatable, but for sheer storytelling talent, there's no doubt: Lenain and Poulin are definitely well endowed." —Publisher's Weekly
"Little Zizi is a unique children’s picturebook that dares to address a part of growing up that virtually no other children’s literature will touch…Enthusiastically recommended, especially for mothers and fathers to share with their sons when teaching them the facts of life." —Midwest Book Review
"Little Zizi is a treasure of a book that teaches and encourages young boys to be comfortable with their bodies and genitalia…After all the bullying children, both boys and girls, inevitably face, Martin learns a valuable lesson in both self confidence and friendship." —Review of Texas Books