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Willi, the Little Grizzly

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by Sonia GOERGER (in collaboration with association ARGAD and Elodie Garcia)

Age: from 3 years old
Pagination: 32 pages
Size: 240 x 195 mm
Binding: Hardback
Language: French, English, Spanish, Ukrainian
Publication: September 2023
ISBN: 978-2-38427-147-4 (printed book_French version)/ 978-2-38427-152-8 (ePub_French version)/ 978-2-38427-153-5 (ePub_English version)/ 978-2-38427-154-2 (ePub_Spanish version)/ 978-2-38427-156-6 (ePub_Ukrainian version)

A lonely little grizzly, Willi prepares for his first day at school. But his uniqueness means that one door after another closes in his face. That’s when he meets an elephant who knows the difference…

Medical secretary, Sonia Goerger has been welcoming and meeting with numerous patients regarding genetics for many years. This interaction inspired her to create this series of books on “Children of Genetics.”
The books within this collection address challenges these patients may face on a daily basis, in simple terms and with endearing characters.

Graphic designer for several years, Elodie Garcia is an author and illustrator of children’s books and comics. The delicacy of her line allows her to approach, in a gentle way, difficult subjects. By illustrating the “Children of Genetics” book series, she hopes to help families facing a rare diseases.

The ARGAD Association (Association for Research in Genetics and Support for Families and Professionals of Dijon-Bourgogne) is a non-profit association under the 1901 law, created in September 2010.
ARGAD engages in numerous activities:

  • Improving reception and care conditions for patients with rare diseases in Burgundy, within the Genetics Centre of Dijon CHU,
  • Raising awareness among health professionals in the Burgundy region, and amongst the general public regarding rare diseases,
  • Contributing to a better and improved training of health professionals involved in rare diseases,
  • And, supporting clinical and biological research activities in the field of genetic mutations associated with abnormalities in development and intellectual disabilities in Burgundy.

To support the ARGAD Association and its’ mission:

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