A sophisticated picture book, with a subtle message


Don’t Cross the Line!


A slapstick postmodern tale that is also a profound statement about dictatorship and peaceful revolution


  • Product Description

    In Don’t Cross the Line, The guard always follows the general’s orders without question. This time, the order is that no one must cross the line. The right-hand page of this book must be kept blank for the general.

    As the crowd builds up on the border, the guard is under pressure. If no one is allowed onto the next page, what will happen to the story?

    Take a peek behind the scenes at All the Wonders of Don’t Cross the Line!

  • Book Details

    Country of Origin Portugal
    Reader Age 5-7 year, 6-8 year
    Book Size

  • Reviews

    1. :

      This superb picture book encapsulates an entire collection of short stories, spurred on by the actions of one dictatorial General, who believes the book and all its pages belongs to him.

    2. :

      The beautiful and chaotic felt-tip-penned illustrations breathe life into this book, which is filled to the brim with eclectic characters.

    3. :

      The brightly coloured illustrations are revolutionary. They’re scribbled yet skilful. Silly yet serious. Together with the amusing speech-bubbled storyline, they create a multifaceted gem—a book that can be read many different ways, multiple times, and is bound to appeal to a vast number of people, young and old.

    4. :

      It’s a fresh take on the meta picture book, as well as a subtle commentary on freedom.

    5. :

      A sophisticated picture book, with a subtle message about dictatorship, and how it is resolved peacefully, thought provoking. The childlike felt pen illustrations are fun and colourful.

  • Reviews

    1. :

      A Best Picture Books of 2016

    2. :

      A book for those kids that love to tell a piece of the story themselves – and those that just love to pore over a complex world of characters.

    3. :

      Undoubtedly cool.

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