Despotism - With Sheep

01/02/2016

As often happens, you may be thinking to yourself: "I need a book that simply and engagingly introduces the concept of tyrannical despotism to children." Well, wonder no more - this is the book for you. Originally in French, "Louis Ier, roi des moutons" is now also available in English as "Louis 1, King of the Sheep".

 

The text is clear and neutral, and the illustrations are bright, playful and entirely successful at gently hinting at the dark terrors of absolute power. But with sheep. Wonderfully succinct and observant, this is an enjoyably thought-provoking read at any age.