Who we are

Christine L’Heureux founded Chouette Publishing in 1987 in Montreal. She gave Chouette a highly innovative mission: to publish books for children from birth to six years.

Inspired by the work of French psychoanalyst Dr. Françoise Dolto, Christine wanted to offer books that would help children develop their own unique personality while learning to grow in harmony with the world around them.

Caillou was born in 1989 and immediately became a loyal friend to children in their discovery of life and the world around them.

Meet Caillou

Meet Caillou, the lovable four year old with a BIG imagination. Join Caillou in his adventures at home, in school & outdoors as he explores the world around him and empowers preschoolers to overcome life’s little challenges.

Meet Rosie

Meet Caillou’s little sister, Rosie! At 2 years old, Rosie is a giggly little girl who loves to play tricks on her big brother. She also loves playing with Caillou who helps her navigate the big world ahead of her.

Meet Gilbert

Meet Caillou’s cat Gilbert! Gilbert likes playing Hide n Seek or Dinosaur Hunter, but most of all he loves curling up with Caillou and Rosie at naptime!

Meet Daddy

Meet Caillou’s Dad, Boris! Caillou loves to help his dad fix things around the house or have fun at the park. Caillou can always count on his dad to be goofy while learning important life lessons.

Meet Mommy

Meet Caillou’s Mom, Doris! Although some know her in the workplace as Doris, she’s known as Mommy in Caillou’s household. Caillou loves to help his Mommy with grocery shopping and running errands – they even love to bake & do arts & crafts together!