Synopses & Reviews
Merveille (Hello Mr. Hulot) returns with a second wordless picture book about Monsieur Hulot the hapless figure of French cinema created and played by Jacques Tati. The slapstick events and beachside setting of this book recall the first film to feature Hulot 1953’s Mr. Hulot’s Holiday. Here Hulot fumbles with beach chairs has a shoe stolen by a seagull and gets swept out to sea after falling asleep—a restful trip it is not. The yellowed newspaper Hulot attempts to read throughout is the only spot of color in black and white scenes that again nod to the book’s cinematic inspiration. Ages 4–8. (May)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
Mr. Hulot is back in this wordless picture book celebrating the comical misadventures of a day at the beach Created and played by French comic actor and filmmaker Jacques Tati, Mr. Hulot is a beloved character in France. David Merveille s meticulously designed comic strip style illustrations capture the imagination and good nature of Mr. Hulot as he navigates the hilarity of a missing shoe, a disgruntled fisHermann, a mistaken pipe, and more. Like Merveille's earlier book, Hello, Mr. Hulot, Mr. Hulot at the Beach is a visual treat and a true delight to the observant viewer."