Alain Grée’s beautiful illustrations from the 1960s and ‘70s are known throughout the world. With their naivety of form and bold use of colour, their charm is undeniable. Part of a delightful series of books under GMC’s exciting new imprint, Button Books, My First Book of Sounds features Alain Grée’s stunning vintage illustrations on every page. Aimed at children aged 0 to 2 years, My First Book of Sounds is a robust, wipeable board book with rounded corners. Its vibrant pictures and large, bold text will make learning about noises in the world around them fun and absorbing for babies and toddlers.
Alain Grée is a French author and illustrator of children’s books. He has had over 300 books published, which have been translated into 20 different languages. He has also worked as a children’s broadcaster on French national television, produced three detective novels, ten ship navigation books and been a journalist for 20 years for Voiles et Voiliers (sailing ships) magazine. He is currently a graphic designer and editor for various advertising publications. Alain’s main hobby is sailing. He has owned several boats since the 1970s and has crossed the Atlantic Ocean twice. He finds his sailing trips provide the perfect time out to work on new children’s stories and illustrations.