Simon wants to share his love of music with the animals. He tries to get them to play along with his flute, trumpet, cowbells, guitar, harp, violin, drums, and xylophone, but find the animals uninterested. When an old accordionist tells Simon that animals listen to music all their own, Simon invites his friends to form an orchestra…with surprising results.
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.