Hello! I’m Elise Gravel. I’m an author and illustrator. I have published many picture books and graphic novels for kids, both in English and in French. I also love to illustrate free printables for parents and teachers: my goal is to promote diversity, tolerance, respect and empathy. You can find my books, free printables and other cool things in my Boutique.

 

I illustrated American stamps!

This was one of the most exciting assignments I’ve ever been given. I feel so lucky! These can be purchased in USPS stores. You can use the little stickers in the margins to customize your own monsters. I hope these little guys will travel all around the world!

I am doing my best

Making mistakes doesn’t make us bad people. We all deserve love and respect. As simple as it sounds, this message is hard to integrate and I still need to repeat it over and over every time I mess up. (And it stills sound fake!) To share with kids you love (or with yourself if you’re like me).

Teachers and parents, you can download it here and print it for school or home use (no commercial uses allowed). For more free printable posters, visit my boutique in the “free printable stuff” section. To see my books, click here. If you want to license this image, contact my agent (Contact form above).

Let kids be kids!

Why limit kids’ potential and interests based on archaic social norms and gender stereotypes? Kids should be kids.

Teachers and parents, you can download it here and print it for school or home use (no commercial uses allowed). For more free printable posters, visit my boutique in the “free printable stuff” section. To see my books, click here. If you want to license this image, contact my agent (Contact form above).

Science doesn’t lie to you

Changing our mind when finding new information is the smart thing to do. It’s also very challenging for most people. It would be worrisome if scientists were never revising their previous conclusions.

Teachers and parents, you can download it here and print it for school or home use (no commercial uses allowed). For more free printable posters, visit my boutique in the “free printable stuff” section. To see my books, click here. If you want to license this image, contact my agent (Contact form above).

Reading positions

Here’s little comic to illustrate common reading positions. Which ones do you master, and which ones did I forget? I know I forgot “reading with kids running around” but I guess it would fit in “the hardcore”.

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I am now on Tik Tok!


I will show kids how I draw my characters and all sorts of comics, share my books and drawing tips, answer their questions and drawing requests. Tik Tok is the only platform where I can connect directly with my readers, and I love it! I publish videos in English and French. Click here to see my toks and follow me.

How to make social media safer and kinder : free printable

Here’s a free printable comic I made to teach kids (and many grownups) how to use social media in a considerate, kind, respectful and safe manner.

Teachers and parents, you can download it here and print it for school or home use (no commercial uses allowed).

For more free printable posters, visit my boutique in the “free printable stuff” section. To see my books, click here. If you want to license this image, contact my agent (Contact form above).

How to apologize properly

Here’s a free printable comic I made to teach kids (and many grownups) how to apologize properly.

Teachers and parents, you can download it here and print it for school or home use (no commercial uses allowed).

For more free printable posters, visit my boutique in the “free printable stuff” section. To see my books, click here. If you want to license this image, contact my agent (Contact form above).

How to get better at drawing

Here’s a free printable comic I made to teach kids how to use positive and proactive vocabulary when you want to get better at something. Practice is what matters!

Teachers and parents, you can download it here and print it for school or home use (no commercial uses allowed).

For more free printable posters, visit my boutique in the “free printable stuff” section. To see my books, click here. If you want to license this image, contact my agent (Contact form above).

Body diversity

All bodies are beautiful! I drew this to teach kids that their body is their best friend, no matter what it looks or feels like, no matter what they can or can’t do with it. Body positivity is essential for mental and physical health. Kids are shown mostly thin, fit, able bodies through social media; I think it’s important to get them to see as much body diversity as possible.

Teachers and parents, you can download it here and print it for school or home use (no commercial uses allowed).

For more free printable posters, visit my boutique in the “free printable stuff” section. To see my books, click here. If you want to license this image, contact my agent (Contact form above).