Tommy Tear (Daantje Traantje)

Tommy Tear (Daantje Traantje)

Author: Brigitte Minne
Illustrator: Kristien Aertssen

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SKU: 9789058382610

Tommy Tear cried always and everywhere: when he had to eat spinach, when it was time to go to bed, when he was walking to school... One day, Tommy cried so hard that his tears formed a small pond. A bird and a frog discovered the pond and splashed about in it. The next day, the pond was packed with animals. They asked for more tears and called Tommy names when he didn't cry hard enough. In the evening, Tommy didn't have a tear left. A few days later, Tommy showed the pond to Lynn, his best friend. When she heard the animals call Tommy names, she became very angry. Dressed up as a giant cook, the two friends managed to chase away the animals.


A highly imaginative story about an inconsolable little boy.


Themes: crying, friendship, assertiveness, animal


Rights sold: French, Korean

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Language Rights sold French, Korean
Variety picturebook
Themes crying, friendship, assertiveness, animal
Age 4+
Number of pages 32 pages
Format 25 x 25 cm
Design hardcover
Published since 01/09/2004
NUR code 273
Author Brigitte Minne
Illustrator Kristien Aertssen
ISBN Number 9789058382610