Pepper & Me By Beatrice Alemagna

ISBN: 9781662640506


Published by (2024-01-16)

From three-time NYT Best Illustrated creator of On a Magical Do-Nothing Day comes a stunning picture book about a little girl, the scab on her knee, and the healing they do together.

In this utterly enchanting and unexpected tale from international picture book star Beatrice Alemagna, a childhood mishap is the occasion for growth and self-reflection. When a little girl falls on the street, scraping her knee, her father tells her not to worry, that "a beautiful scab will form." But she does worry! The scab is not beautiful and it's keeping her from bending her knee! When will it ever go away? By the time the scab—who she has named Pepper—falls off, something astonishing has happened: the girl has come to feel affection for the scab and has a hard time letting go. With an unerring understanding of a child’s emotional life and a dash of absurdist wit, this picture book will stand with classics from creators like Tomi Ungerer and William Steig, who explore the weird, funny essence of childhood.

Book Details

Format: Hardcover
Price: 18.99 USD / 24.99 CAD
Published: 2024-01-16
ISBN: 9781662640506
Page Count: 48
Trim Size: 8 x 11

"Pepper and Me deftly taps into the wondrous and curious mind of a child--a scrape-turned-surly-scab-come-to-life!--alongside the surprising, inventive, and perfectly askew drawings I've come to expect in a new Beatrice Alemagna book. I am a huge fan--of Pepper and Ms. Alemagna." — Matthew Cordell, Caldecott Medalist for Wolf in the Snow

"This beautifully illustrated story made me want to befriend all the bruises, scars and scabs that my inner child carries with her. I feel like hugging this book!" — Elise Gravel, creator of the Disgusting Critters and Olga series