Today I took a colorful stroll through another country with the help of a delightful picture book called, THE CAT WHO WALKED ACROSS FRANCE by Kate Banks and illustrated by Georg Hallensleben.
The poor little kitty is left an orphan and shipped from the palm tree lined shores of southern France to the gray city streets of northern France. Soon the kitty decides to walk back home, and the reader is given a leisurely, painterly look at the various locales he encounters along the way. The story itself is told in a soft, poetic style. And the illustrations are rich with color and intriguing brushstrokes–simple yet masterful.
So if you’re in the mood for a French voyage, this is just the book to take you there.
And my other great find today was Lois Lowry’s blog: http://loislowry.typepad.com/lowry_updates/
She offers writing words of wisdom. Who wouldn’t want to read the insights of such a gifted writer? What a delight!