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Spanish / Spain

El selfi

(The selfie)

Serrano, Pilar (text)
Camp, Joaquín (illus.)
Barcelona: Takatuka, Takatuka, 2021. – [28] p.
ISBN 978-84-18821-12-7

Animals  | Mobile phone  | Selfie  | Picture book

Reading age: 4+

White Ravens issue: 2022

OPAC

Selfies are taken all over the place, as one can see in this delightful picture book. One sunny day, Beaver sets off on an outing in the countryside. What a gorgeous view! How peaceful! Nothing but birds’ twittering. A perfect spot for a selfie, thinks Beaver – if it weren’t for all the other animals, magnetically drawn toward his camera. The friendly beaver is patient. All of them are allowed to get into the shot: a rabbit and its very large family, a racoon, some nutrias, a stag, a bear, a wild boar… Gradually it gets a bit cramped, the animals are climbing all over each other. It’s getting dark, the battery is nearly empty. »Everyone look this way – cheese!« Exhausted, but happy Beaver returns home. The photo is so-so, but the day was fantastic. Pilar Serrano and Joaquín Camp lampoon the human (and evidently also animal) obsession with selfies in a most humorous and congenial manner. The ever growing, merry confusion is hilarious, and a guarantee that one will pick up this book over and over again. [JW]