“Make no mistake, this is a far cry from 30 Millions of Friends or the stories of Babar the Elephant! Even if the animals would have us believe that they have become involved in politics to defend the rights of species and the good life together, nothing has changed.
No one cares about the fate of fish, hyenas are rejected, cheetahs continue to attack ostriches with impunity and snakes end up inexorably eating mice. Only the weasels are saddened by this.
Fortunately, SCHAPPI, a collection of animal short stories, brings all these beautiful people together in large, full-page, colourful illustrations where each scene is described by a line of text in the style of children’s books. And if Man seems to be definitively excluded from this animal kingdom, he is mimicked in his slightest faults by this humanised fauna which gives us a tender and scathing parody of human society, like Fables de La Fontaine 2.0.
The whole thing is deliciously put together by Anna Haifisch, the undisputed queen of alternative comics, who does not hesitate to give this new book the name of a brand of dog food.”
- Anna Haifisch
- Language French
- Format25.4 x 20 cm