At the edge of the forest, Mother Fox observes her four little foxes frolicking in the snow. It is Winter, but on this day the sun is shining. In an instant she loses sight of them. She searches for them, but between many trees and the deep snow, it’s not easy to find them… »Où sont mes petits renards? »
Maman Renard by Amandine Momenceau (published by L’Agrume, 2015) is an exquisite children’s book with a tender story and large bold pictures featuring page cut-outs to encourage discovery. Children won’t be the only ones who enjoy this beautiful book, adults who love good illustration and design will appreciate it too.
The French word for « Fox » hasn’t crossed our path very often and has been a hard one to remember, but after reading Maman Renard a few times we now know it! The words in the story are simple and perfect for young children and beginners of the French language.
About the author
Amandine Momenceau was born in 1987 and graduated with a master of graphic arts. Her research on the creation of children’s books led her to discover different ways of reading a picture book, but mostly, she discovers a growing passion for the book as an object and the technique of paper cut.
Inspire paper-cutting in your family by trying out some of these activities on the Mum Junction Website: 10 Simple Paper Cutting Art and Craft Ideas for Kids .
You may like to cut out animal shapes as part of a story or create fun 3D cut outs.