Written by Gerard Greverand and illustrated by Magali Bardos, this charming picture book repeats the phrase, 'Tell me if you like...' as a way of recreating all the small pleasures of childhood.
Each spread invites the reader to recognise specific moments described in simple, evocative phrases.
Tell me if you like...waking up thinking that it's Tuesday or Wednesday and then realising that it's Saturday!...wobbling your loose tooth with your tongue...waking up in the middle of the night, lovely and warm in your bed, and listening to the storm outside and the noise of the rain on the roof...pretending that a witch has changed you into an animal.
Are you a snail, a zebra, a butterfly or an elephant?...staring at the moon until you see cities, oceans, roads and buildings...smelling the air after fireworks have exploded The stylish, naive artwork matches the simple text perfectly, combining to create a humorous catalogue of small joys.
The book acts as a trigger for those fleeting childish memories - composed of particular smells, colours, sounds and sensations - that are treasured somewhere in the depths of our imagination.