For the month of November, Wildberry Ink will feature a series on picture books written and published from around the world. These picture books were curated for a collection from bookstores in the country that they were written, illustrated, and published. From this series, we hope to help grow a greater appreciation by sharing stories of various perspectives told in our global community.
Donne-moi une histoire or directly translated into Give Me a Story, is a french picture book published by Pastel in Paris, France and written and illustrated by Jean-Luc Englebert. Before bed, a little girl asks her papa to tell her a story. She decides on whom she might be in the story -- a princess nor witch enthuse her, but of course, a knight will do... But when angered soldiers capture her, she finds herself imprisoned in a dungeon deep in a forest. But have no worries, Papa finds a way for her...even if it may cost him. This playful picture book shows how this little girl and father imagine an adventure -- all the way to bedtime.