Après les vagues (After the Waves)
Text and illustrations by Sandrine Kao
Grasset Jeunesse, France, 2022
What the jury said:
Kawaii characters dance through a floating world landscape as poetic language sensitively describes the bittersweet emotional experiences of the self encountering the other and the family discovering the world. The oversized album makes full and dynamic use of the canvas of the page to render a rich and immersive environment through which delicate emotions can safely echo.