Hervé Tullet’s tour in India
About the author :
Born in 1958 in Normandy, France, Hervé Tullet studied fine and decorative arts. He has worked as an Art Director in advertising and communications for over a decade. His first illustrations for the press in France and abroad came in 1990 (Elle, Le Monde, Libération, Reading, Kids Magazine, etc.), and his first children’s book was published in 1994. A prolific figure in the world of children’s literature, he is the recipient of many awards, such as the the Prize for Non-Fiction at the Bologna International Book Fair in 1998 for Faut Pas Confondre ; the Pitchou Prize for the best work in children’s literature in 2009 for Le grand livre du hazard ; the Sorcières Prize in 2011 for Un livre, published in 2010 ; and, in 2012, the Pépite Prize for digital creation at the Children’s Book Festival of Montreuil.
Moi, C’est Blop, published in 2005, marked the birth of the chameleon form that is so emblematic of his work, while Turlututu (2007) introduced the strange eye that guides children through a game of question and answers. Through these two works, Tullet translates his concept of drawing the reader into being actively involved in his work. His publications also include touch and feel books so that children may enjoy books from early childhood.
Hervé Tullet, author and illustrator, is a major figure in children’s literature. His most recent work, La cuisine au crayons, was published in 2011 by Phaïdon.
Ever asked your kids to draw (yes draw not write) out recipes, make puppets out of their fingers in book-scapes, draw colored spaghetti, fill a salad plate with fun round things.....come check out the world of Hervé Tullet , a day your young ones will surely remember..and you will be surprised by their imagination at work..and play !
The Book Office of the Institut Français en Inde, in association with CMYK Bookstore, organised an evening with Hervé Tullet, famous French illustrator and children’s book author. Anita Roy, Senior Editor at Young Zubaan and Programme Consultant for Jumpstart Festival, presented the author and introduce his works to the audience.
The CMYK Bookstore located at Meherchand Market Lodhi Road, on 21st August at 7 p.m was the place to be, to journey into the wonderland of richly illustrated, award-winning children’s books while sharing the perspectives of the world renowned author-illustrator.
As a dedicated art and design bookstore, CMYK has always striven to promote and showcase creativity, along with encouraging a rich reading and art experience for its readers across age groups. Promoting Hervé Tullet and his fascinating genre of books is one such effort towards delighting both art and book lovers, especially children.
Hervé Tullet also conducted an art workshop for children and families at the Kiran Nadar Museum on 22nd August as part of the Jumpstart Festival.The audience was held rapt and the smiles on the faces of the children lit up the room !
He also conducted workshops for children at Mount Carmel School, Anand Niketan, New Delhi .
Hervé continued to regale children with more workshops from 25th to 27th August in Bangalore at the Alliance française, at Hippocampus, Kathalaya, the Mallya Aditi International School as also at the renowned Shrishti School of Art, Design and Technology.