New Children’s Story Book About World Travel Revealed

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Lise Leyris creates a picture book series that promotes understanding and friendship between children from the East and West.

Petit Paul Globe Trotter is a series of colour books for children, an engaging set of stories that explores the wonders, joys, and challenges of travel and multiculturalism in the perspective of a toddler. This book series is a collaborative labor of love between author Lise Leyris, illustrator Maxim Lo Mei Sum, Dr. M. Fraissinet, and of course, Paul.

The Earth is a big and beautiful world full of sights, sounds, tastes, and people of all kinds to meet, and the young traveler Petit Paul is eager to experience it all. In this installment of the series, our little traveler explores Hong Kong, the city of his birth, a place made up of the traditional and the modern, influenced by the East and the West, and full of people from just about everywhere in the world.

It can be challenging for a three-year-old boy to take all of this diversity in, but Petit Paul can always turn to mum and dad for answers, stories, laughs, and hugs. Traveling to different places and interacting with the many cultures can be fun, exciting, and even intimidating at times, but with the help of his parents and friends, Petit Paul can happily learn and experience what it is to be a citizen of the world.

The Petit Paul Globe Trotter series is a product of Extend My World® (

This book will be featured at the 2012 Bologna Book Fair in Bologna, Italy, on March 19-22, 2012. For more information on this book, interested parties can log on to

About the Author and Illustrator

Lise Leyris has studied in Europe and Asia; she has lived in three different countries and worked in six through various missions. After her son was born in Hong Kong, she was fascinated to witness his development in an environment influenced both by Eastern and Western cultures. She looked for child-friendly travel books to prepare her son, and finding none was the catalyst in the creation of the Petit Paul Globe Trotter series. She has been working closely with Dr. M. Fraissinet, a child psychologist, who has been fine-tuning the series and giving her guidance on child development.

Maxim Lo Mei Sum is a young and very talented Hong Kong artist, designer and illustrator. She studied Chinese painting at Huaqiao University in Xiamen and illustration techniques at the London College of Printing. One of the books she illustrated, Oliver the Quiet Firefighter, was nominated for the White Ravens 2011, an annual selection of outstanding international story books for children and young adults.

Petit Paul Globe Trotter * by Lise Leyris

English Version

Publication Date: November 17, 2011

Picture Book; AU$30.99; 24 pages; 978-1-4653-0130-7

Picture Book Hardcover; AU$49.99; 24 pages; 978-1-4653-0131-4

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