Monday, April 26

My New Favourite Book. In The World.

Do you remember this?

It is from a book called The Dancer, The Bear and The Nobody Boy by Daniele Bour and Jean-Claude Brisville. I got a copy from Ebay recently, and it is as beautiful and magical and melancholy as a book about a bear, a circus, a tightrope walker and an orphan should be.

Also, I love the way it has been translated from the French - do I detect a Cockney accent?!

Don't even get me started on the end papers...

This is one book I actually could read to the girls every night.


  1. Could you make a video of you reading it cockney styley for all of us??...illustrations are amazing ,remind me a little of eppel?

  2. oh I so want one - you are encouraging me to internet shop when I am supposed to be cleaning the 'terrible' haircut I just gave W off the bathroom floor!

  3. Oh it's beautiful, I can see why you love it so!

  4. i'm sure i had a book by this illustrator, it looks so familiar, but i can't remember what it was. that page with the snowy trees is stunning.

  5. I think I could fall in love with this book. I love those snow scenes. I see they have it on Amazon for around £3.50ish.

  6. i was just googling this book as i was in the childrens section of a library today andit poppedin my head! i had it as achild and really loved it! thanks for the memories!