Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Francoise Lison-Leroy, Collette Nys-Mazure (texts) and Camille Chevrillon (drawing), Encore un quart d'heure [Another quarter of an hour], Esperluete Editions: Noville-sur-Mehaigne, Belgium, 2012, reprinted 2016

This is an absolutely adorable accordion that takes as its theme the often heard plea from young children begging their parents to let them have "another quarter of an hour" to play!  Each page imagines a different, and often humorous activity that could be done in this short space of time. But it's the beautiful pencil drawings by Camille Chervrillon that really captivates and charms, as it weaves higgledy-piggledy throughout the length of this almost 11ft accordion book. I can well understand why this version is a reprint of the 2012 original, since many people must have fallen under its wonderful spell!

29 pages, single-sided, each page 6.5" (h) x 4.5" (w), and when fully open 10ft 10.5".  Available from: http://esperluete.be/

front and back covers

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