Thursday, April 28, 2011

Jeanne Birdsall's Picture Book

Flora's Very Windy Day, by Jeanne Birdsall, illustrated by Matt Phelan, 2010 Clarion Books.

Jeanne Birdsall is the award-winning author of our dear Penderwicks series, the story of the widower professor, his Latin exclamations, and his four daughters. This week we have her picture book at home, and as expected it has the right balance of contemporary and traditional flavors... The illustrations are adorable and you can see some of the illustrator's work in the Amazon page.

Flora is a big sister, in charge of her little brother... and an afternoon windy day whimsical whirl reminds her of how much she really loves him. This book has the repetitive poetics little children love... it makes me wish I had a little toddler still around, begging for a read-aloud!

In our house, we are literally counting the days for the publishing of the next Penderwicks book...
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