«IMAGINE YOU COULD SUDDENLY SPEAK THE LANGUAGE OF CATS AND DOGS!»
That’s Leonard’s story.
One morning, he wakes up to find Loulou the cat sitting on his bed and starts talking to her. Leonard opens up and shares his fears of going to school and his experience of being bullied by his peers. In response, Loulou takes Leonard to the cats’ world and it’s there that Leonard learns what it’s like to be treated with respect. In exchange, Leonard teaches the cats and dogs how humans express their feelings.
The Children’s Book
«Léonard and Loulou»
- for 5- to 10-year-old girls and boys
- in English, German and French
- hardcover book with many, beautiful illustrations
Esther Bürki, a Swiss journalist and mother of two boys and four cats, started writing this story when her own son didn’t want to go to school and would have preferred to stay at home with his little cat. Leonard and Loulou helps young children and adults alike to speak about their feelings and encourages a feeling of importance in their lives.
d would have preferred to stay at home with his little cat. Leonard and Loulou helps young children and adults alike to speak about their feelings and encourages a feeling of importance in their lives.
GET IN TOUCH FOR A BOOK READING
IN ENGLISH, GERMAN + FRENCH
Ask the Children’s Book Author Esther Bürki for her offers to do a book reading in English, German or French including a vivid discussion with the audience on one or several of the following possible topics:
- How do animals, cats and dogs express themselves?
- How can we humans understand their language?
- When and why do I feel that I am not good enough?
- When do I feel misunderstood by my classmates?
She likes to adapt her readings according to the age of the children and according to the event. Her readings take place at libraries, schools and events.
Download her flyer for readings:
ORDER THE BOOK «LEONARD AND LOULOU» IN ENGLISH, GERMAN + FRENCH
WHAT READERS SAY
«The book is beautiful. The topic bullying is very important, and the way this topic is presented is very appealing and will certainly help many children AND adults.»
Elisabeth Dancet, mother, CFO assistant
«Our 11-year-old was sick and awake early. I gave him
the book, and he read it through in one go: Dad, he said, this is a funny story… and very beautiful!»
Thomas Friday, Coach MindMove»
«I like the story because it is about a problem that young and old human beings know as well as Léonard: Not to be sufficient and to lose confidence in themselves. Clever animals are helping in this loving story. The dogs and cats, for their part, learn from Léonard how difficult it is often for humans to show feelings and confidence. The crafty cat Loulou has an idea …»
Esther Bachmann, photographer, www.fotofrau.ch
«The book is so touching and loving! I feel like I’ve met Léonard in person. Congratulations! It is so wonderful when people create things that speak directly from their hearts and touch other hearts.»
WITH PUBLISHER MORGAN JAMES,
INTO BOOK STORES IN USA • CANADA • AUSTRALIA • ENGLAND
The New Yorker Publishing House Morgan James was very excited about the story of Leonard and the little cat Loulou from Switzerland. It will be release the book on July 9th of 2019 for the English speaking market.
Kevin Harrington, the famous entrepreneur and original “Shark” from “Shark Tank”, dedicated the following testimonial to the book: “A children’s book that is beautiful in its story and also in its message.”