Synopses & Reviews
Here Tallec portrays two characters, separated only by narrow walls, who spy on each other through the seasons. Moving between day and night, long stretches at their binoculars, and mundane daily tasks, they fight their cold war, full of suspicion, never daring to bridge the gap between them. Then one day they discover that their differences don't make them enemies.
STARRED REVIEW, Kirkus Reviews
"The pointlessness of war, powerfully told despite having no words. [...] Tallec excels in expression; every movement, from scrunched-up anger to an exuberant grin, is meticulously planned, and these funny little soldiers show a wide range of emotion. [...] It is a truism that children represent the future--engaging stories about conflict resolution are necessary, and this one stands out. (Picture book. 5-10)"
"This book is outstanding. It speaks to peace without any preaching, allowing the reader to come to their own conclusions. It is a striking and vibrant example of what can be achieved with no words at all." -- Waking Brain Cells
In his first wordless picture book, Olivier Tallec shows the pointlessness of war through his smart, comic, emotionally astute illustrations.