Not Me

Not Me

by Elise Gravel
  • family-and-friendship
  • from-quebec

Who made this mess?

When dad asks who left socks all over the place, a brother and sister insist that it was “Not Me.” Dad is quite sure the kids are not telling the truth, until he is introduced to the actual Not Me, a creature who in turn accuses Not True, who exposes the real sock bandit, the ever-complaining Not Fair!

Parents and caregivers will appreciate this highly relatable book that manages to slyly address the blaming and excuse-making that often happens, while focusing on the humour of the situation.


Elise Gravel, author

Elise Gravel has won the Governor General’s Award for Illustration, two Applied Arts Awards and a Grafika Award. She was also shortlisted for the Mr. Christie’s Book Award and the Prix jeunesse des libraires du Québec. She has written and illustrated more than 20 books for children in both French and English and has fans around the world. She lives in Montreal, Quebec. Visit her at


  • The key to successful comedy is knowing when to land the joke. With her three new kids’ titles, Montreal author Elise Gravel demonstrates a talent for comedic timing, firmly establishing her status as one of the funniest writers working across all genres in Canada today. - Sue Carter, Quill and Quire Link to review


  • Commended, Toronto Public Library First & Best Booklist, 2020

Rights Holder

Rights Holder: Scholastic Canada Ltd.



rights sold: France

rights available: World ,excl. French World

Additional Information

age range: 4-10

publication date: 10/20/2020

Original language of pub: French

Materials Available: finished book