Tuesday, March 09, 2010

Book of the Week: Mathilda and the Orange Balloon



Jen Corace's illustrations make me happy. And they go so nicely with this sweet story by Randall de Seve called Mathilda and the Orange Balloon. Little lamb Mathilda can imagine herself in a million wonderful ways — it's all about the power of possibilities.



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Blogger Lynn from For Love or Funny said...

Is it wrong to love kids' books even though I'm 46? :)

Tuesday, March 9, 2010 at 2:21:00 PM EST  
Blogger Robyn said...

This has nothing to do with this post (though it does look like a darling book), but it seems to me that awhile ago you mentioned a fashion blog - I think that the girl who cut your hair was it's proprieter?

Does this ring a bell? I can't find the blog entry anywhere. Could you remind me where to find that blog?

Thanks, Robyn

Tuesday, March 9, 2010 at 4:01:00 PM EST  
Blogger Al, Wendy, Max, and Lil said...

Looks like a lovely book. Have you read "Wave" by Suzy Lee? My kids love this book. And when I say "read"...well...there are no words in the book. The story is told by my 3yr. old daughter, nevertheless.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010 at 8:16:00 PM EST  
Anonymous Mommy-to-be Mrs. C said...

I totally put this on my amazon wish list... love the illustrations!
My latest obsessive baby "thing" has been to google illustrators of childrens' books to see if they sell prints of their work. So far I've found a few great ones to decorate our little one's nursery, can't wait to explore this one too! :)

Tuesday, March 9, 2010 at 8:32:00 PM EST  
Blogger AmyC said...

I need this book! I love children's books particularly those with sheep...I am a knitter...this is perfect!

Tuesday, March 9, 2010 at 11:50:00 PM EST  
Blogger -amanda said...

Looks really sweet!

Wednesday, March 10, 2010 at 10:28:00 AM EST  
Blogger homemade grits said...

aw my daughter's name is matilda! we need this:)

Wednesday, March 10, 2010 at 5:15:00 PM EST  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This looks sweet-- I have to admit I keep getting surprised by some of the things in my favorite children's books of old. . . for example I was going to read a favorite "Pop Corn and Ma Goodness" to the kids at my sons' preschool until I realized that one of the lines is "They got them some kids for the whuppitty-whoppity." Oh how times have changed. Had to skip that one and read "What happened to Patrick's Dinosaurs?" (a big winner in my house) instead.

Thursday, March 11, 2010 at 7:44:00 AM EST  

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