Written as a submission to the Blogging Carnival on Bilingualism
Kirikou Et La Girafe
was one of the first text books we got for our daughter. I've read many Kirikou's so far and I think they are all amazing. The books are somewhere between comic books and storybooks and will grow with your child for year. Heck, they're even pleasant reading for adults. The drawing is gorgeous and the stories immediately transport you into his world (which for my daughter is something she can really identify with). Another one I liked in the series is Kirikou Et Les Ombres. The movies are great too.
Jinko Le Dinousaure is a little book my daughter picked up the first time she went to the Museum Of Natural History. It's the tale of the life of an ... who is a little different. It traces the history of dinosaurs, their evolution and their decline. It touches how dinosaurs were turned into fossils. It is a very complete book, that doesn't lose it's fictional attraction.
Le Pantalon de Moriba is based on African folk tales, who have many versions and change depending on the audience. The book is ingeniously put together, so you can tell a multitude of stories by combining different endings to the introductions. The imagery is very reminiscent of Africa and the patterns evoke the ones used of real African fabrics.
L'Imagerie des Arts is part of a series of picture books. My daughter really enjoys this one, and I have to say that it is very elaborate, and will even have the adult reader discover new things about the arts. it also contains explanations and craft ideas to apply the discussed techniques at home.