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‘Visually sophisticated, quirky, funny and daring’: Mike Shuttleworth reports from the Paris children’s book festival

‘While it’s true that the French embrace topics and styles that more timid Anglophone picture book publishers would reject, right now, France is producing some of the finest books for children in the world. The best—and there are many to choose from—are visually sophisticated, quirky, funny and daring.’ Read an extract from Mike Shuttleworth’s report from the Paris children’s book festival here.