Deep, rich illustrations and a witty text tell the story of Benjamin, a happy man who lives with his parents, seldom speaks, and always hums.
"…one of the most original and different books to come along this year (or any year)." - The Reading Edge
"The rich, witty drawings in this book have an almost European, sometimes dark, flavour to them, bringing to mind some fairytale illustrations of yesteryear." - Edmonton Sun
"Stéphane Poulin's gently humourous, offbeat fable springs vividly to life through his superb illustrations. Poulin's witty paintings are richly textured and deeply tinted--gloriously different from the bright, cartoony pictures we often see in children's books." - Today's Parent
"Well-wrought canvasses combine folksiness and pizzazz, and lots of the architectural interest at which Poulin is so adept..." - In Search of Canadian Materials
Winner of the Governor General's Award for illustration.