Project Description

Benjamin Chaud is one of the most critically acclaimed illustrators and authors in the world, with more than 60 books. He is most famous for his series I Didn’t Do My Homework Because… (Chronicle, 2014), Pompon Bear and Pomelo. His immersive illustrations stand out for their distinctive art style, amusing details and unforgettable characters. His work has received multiple awards, and his books have been recommended by The New York Times. He was awarded the Gold Medal by the New York Society of Illustrators in 2014, and nominated for the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award in 2017, 2018 and 2020. He lives in the southeast of France where he specializes quietly in drawing animals that squint.

Book in focus

Taupe et Mulot (2020), written by Henri Meunier and illustrated by Benjamin Chaud

Translations: Italian, Spanish, Catalan, Chinese, Russian, Korean, Greek, Norwegian. And an audiovisual series is in development.


  • 25 Feb 2023, Pragati Maidan, Delhi: Meet & Greet at the French Pavillon at New Delhi World Book Fair

  • 26 Feb 2023, 11:30 am, Eureka Bookstore, New Delhi: Illustration Workshop

  • 26 Feb 2023, 2 pm to 3 pm, Pragati Maidan, New Delhi: Round Table on French Picture Books at New Delhi World Book Fair

  • 27 Feb 2023, Chennai

  • 28 Feb 2023, Chennai

  • 1 Mar 2023, Chennai

  • 2 Mar 2023, 3 pm to 5 pm, Alliance française Delhi, New Delhi: Illustration Workshop

  • 3 Mar 2023, Mount Abu Public School, New Delhi

  • 4 Mar 2023, New Delhi: Intervention at  French Lit Fest at Kunzum Library

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Taupe et Mulot

25 Feb – 5 Mar 2023

New Delhi World Book Fair, Pragati Maidan, Delhi