Saturday, 20 May 2017

Géraldine Alibeu

'The rock that wanted to travel' written by Spanish author Nono Granero and it is illustrated by Géraldine Alibeu made me gasp out loud when I first read its images. Unable to read French I immediately fell in love with this boulder with its gentle expressions and tiny arms, speaking its strange language of red dashes.

It is not a sad story at all, but if you just read the pictures it is possible to interpret a very different story to that of the text. The main character is a large rock, isolated in a mountain landscape who dreams of traveling. An encounter with a passing geologist enables this dream to become a reality.
 I fell in love with the boulder and had to have the book. The story resonates for me  as I have wondered about reincarnation and fossils and how you would be trapped in a fossil for so long without chance of being a living creature for many millennia.


  1. beautiful discover, thank you for sharing

  2. I LOVE LOVE LOVE this! My niece is half Spanish- I must look into getting this book for her!