Caillou wants to marry his mother. Mommy and Daddy explain that this is impossible because Mommy is already married to Daddy. Caillou is very disappointed. To help him understand and feel better, Daddy tells Caillou a story about a prince who lived in the days of castles and dragons and who also wanted to marry his mother, but couldn’t.The story Daddy tells repeats in an imaginative way the essence of what a child needs to know to take the first steps in resolving the Oedipus complex.
Joceline Sanschagrin is the bestselling author of Caillou and Gilbert, Caillou Helps Mommy, Caillou Plans a Surprise, Caillou Puts Away His Toys, Caillou: Baby Sister, Caillou: Bath Time, Caillou: Potty Time, and Caillou: Where Is Teddy?. Pierre Brignaud is the illustrator of numerous Caillou Titles, including Caillou: A Nice Surprise, Caillou: Good Night, Caillou: Happy Thanksgiving!, Caillou: I Will Always Love You, and Caillou: Potty Time. They both live in Montreal, Québec.