Snow White is on the run from an evil witch when she comes across some dwarfs in the forest. They agree to take her in and keep her safe if she will help them with their chores. She soon realizes she's taking on a lot more than she bargained for. 77 breakfasts to make, 77 lunches to pack (don't forget the juice boxes!), 77 pairs of pants to mend and a whole lot of dishes. Eventually Snow White decides to take her chances with the witch. There's a surprise ending... well, it may not be so surprising. This is a hilarious retelling of the classic tale, with bright, energetic illustrations featuring busy dwarfs, and the even busier Snow White.
About the Author
Davide Cali began his career in 1994 as a cartoon writer for the Italian magazine Linus. He began writing children's books in 2000, and since then he has published twenty books; the first four of which he illustrated himself. His book Piano Piano received a 2006 Bologna Ragazzi Special Award and the Switzerland Enfantaisies Prize. He is also the coauthor of I Can't Wait, winner of the 2005 Baobob Prize. Calì has received the Belgium Libbylit Award, and France's SNCF award. His books have been published in North America, France, Italy, and Austria, and translations of his books have been published in eighteen countries.
Raphaëlle Barbanègre has written and illustrated many books for children, including La folle aventure de Doudou a Paris, Le petit garçon qui aimait le rose and Super potamo, also written by Davide Cali. She lives in Montreal.
“A must-read for all offspring .... or so their parents and other caregivers are likely to feel.” - Kirkus Reviews
“The jokes hit their marks, and the book isn’t hurting for style any more than it’s hurting for dwarfs (Barbanègre’s work is downright heroic).” - Publisher’s Weekly
“.... Wry and hilarious .... less saccharine than Disney and less gruesome than Grimm.” - National Post