Let's Pretend

Let's Pretend


Text: André Marois

Illustrations: Gérard DuBois


“It was as though... we were two lonely warriors that weren't afraid of anything!” This is what two friends tell each other on an afternoon play date. While the mother is out in the garden, the house is theirs. Everything they encounter is transformed into a tool for their imaginative plays: pillows become rocks, the dog is an imprisoned monster, and the bathtub, a river full of crocodiles. How far can their imagination go?



  • This edition

    ISBN 978-2-924332-19-1

    Released on November 9th, 2015

    18.8 x 24 cm

    48 pages — Hardcover
    4+ years

  • Reviews

    “Through DuBois’s old-fashioned and charming visual universe, this timeless book eloquently unfolds. It shakes up the established order with exquisite ease.”

    Marie-Soleil Cool-Cotte, Lili les merveilles


    “André Marois's story is an ode to children's fertile imagination. It's a reminder that we can always come up with stories that go beyond limits and make us dream. [...] The dialogues resemble those of real children and are beautifully illustrated by Gérard DuBois.”

    Caroline Arbor, Les p'tits mots-dits


    “A story with a retro look that will please fans of ‘les abominaffreux’ and their overflowing imagination.”

    Emmanuelle Pelot, Ricochet

    Marie-Soleil Cool-Cotte, Lili les merveilles

  • Éditions étrangères

    Chine (simplifié) — Changchun Publishing & Media Group Co.

    France — Seuil jeunesse

    Italie — Orecchio Acerbo

    Suisse — Diogenes Verlag