Books by Ramona Badescu and Complete Book Reviews

Ramona Badescu, Author, Delphine Durand, Illustrator , illus. by Delphine Durand. Chronicle $16.99 (32p) ISBN 978-0-8118-6666-8
While Durand’s illustrations of Big Rabbit’s attempts to get rid of a bad mood will have readers giggling, the resolution of the conflict is disappointing. The expressive, orange rabbit is charming, despite his grumpiness, and his bad...
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Ramona Bădescu, trans. from the French by Claudia Zoe Bedrick, illus. by Benjamin Chaud. Enchanted Lion (Consortium, dist.), $15.95 (120p) ISBN 978-1-59270-126-1
In this small-format companion to Pomelo Begins to Grow, the eponymous pink elephant with a longer-than-average trunk investigates the subtleties of different shades of the same color. The “melancholy orange of autumn” causes Pomelo to gaze...
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Ramona Badescu, trans. from the French by Claudia Zoe Bedrick, illus. by Benjamin Chaud. Enchanted Lion (Consortium, dist.), $15.95 (120p) ISBN 978-1-59270-132-2
Pomelo the pink elephant’s third book shares the tiny format and determined eccentricity of 2012’s Pomelo Explores Color. Title aside, the dozens upon dozens of contrasting pairings aren’t always opposites: “something” (a teapot) appears beside “what
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Ramona Badescu, trans. from the French by Claudia Bedrick, illus. by Benjamin Chaud. Enchanted Lion (Consortium, dist.), $16.95 (48p) ISBN 978-1-59270-111-7
The young elephant Pomelo is growing up, and this French pair, in their English-language debut, chronicle his doubts and questions, transferring onto his eraser-pink body and round eyes the anxieties that ordinary children have but rarely express. "[
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Ramona Badescu, trans. from the French by Claudia Bedrick, illus. by Benjamin Chaud. Enchanted Lion (Consortium, dist.), $17.95 (48p) ISBN 978-1-59270-158-2
Pomelo the elephant’s fourth outing is perhaps the most traditional of any of his books, but, rest assured, it’s every bit as eccentric as its predecessors. Ready to see new places, Pomelo packs a knapsack and sets forth, eventually trading in for a
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