• Picture Book
  • Age group: 6 and up
  • Pages: 36
  • Format: 20 x 20 cm
  • Hardcover
  • RP: 15 €

Catrina

Written by Soutif Mickaël
Illustrated by Soutif Mickaël

Alejandro, on his way home after a good meal, meets at the corner of the street a strangely… skeleton lady.

A young traveling illustrator, Mickaël Soutif offers us a close-up immersion of the Day of the Dead ceremonies in Mexico, thanks to his frescoes made of modeling lively coloured play-dough with extreme precision. Armed with this ethnological scenery, he tells us a story all in light-hearted rhymes, a wonderful occasion to evoke death from a perfectly original point of view.

Here, there is no grief in 5 or 6 steps, no evocation (reserved, tolerant, syncretic) of a hypothetical “after-life”, no incitement to go over memories supposed to fill the absence, for as he understood very well during his trip to Mexico: “we’re all going to die, so why not have a laugh!”