Simon is a curious little boy. He wants to know how many snowflakes fall in a snowstorm, but they come down too fast to count. When he learns that there are as many snowflakes as stars in the sky, he tries to count them, but they race across the night sky. Simon decides to visit his friends in the forest, and finds something much better to count there.
Gilles Tibo has written or illustrated over seventy children’s books, including the Simon series by Tundra Books, the Pikolo series by Annick Press, the Clementine series by Michel Quintin publishers, as well as texts for the Noémie series published in French by Éditions Québec/Amérique. He has created over a hundred posters and screen prints for theatre and for different cultural events. His illustrations can also be seen on the covers of records, novels, and magazines. He was a Canada Council Fellow and recipient of many awards, including the Governor General’s Award for Children’s Illustration — French for Simon et la ville de carton (1992). The Simon series has been published in Japanese, Norwegian, and bilingual Chinese/English editions. Gilles Tibo lives in Montreal.
Praise for Gilles Tibo’s Simon Books:
“…truly insightful little books celebrate the creativity and imagination of young children.” –Today’s Senior
Simon books have won The Governor General’s Literary Award for Illustration and The Owl Prize in Japan; and were chosen for the prestigious Illustrators’ Exhibit in Bologna, Italy.