The book presented here is extremely timely. The events in Yugoslavia are still fresh. Unfortunately, the wars in many parts of the world are a tragic reality for man and his civilization. In this book for small children, the author, well-known as he is to international readership, castigates war in his familiar humourous manner. He parodies all those who participate in war. You'll find a huge whale, one of his old symbols, eating up war, machine guns, medals, bombs and cannons. Even the soldiers'... boots. I don't know if it ought to eat the soldiers too, as, of course, they are not to blame for war! Perhaps in its haste. For war, of course, doesn't take anyone into account! Anyhow, on seeing the whale, the admirals and generals begin to tremble! And peace triumphs!
This is an elegant book, wonderfully illustrated, and with clever humour. (For readers aged four and over).