I adore this book! Fetterer is the author and illustrator. The illustrations are bold and beautiful in the style of Vincent Van Gogh. There is even a cameo of Van Gogh in the book.
Emile is a cat that lives at home with his couple. Their life is simple and he is happy.
But one day he sees a butterfly outside of his window and simply must go exploring. He meets up with other cats and finds much color on his journey.
Once he returns home, color comes into the home. "Emile had brought color into the house." The man got paints and paintbrushes, the woman bought flowers and the house was never grey again.
Moral of the story:
Bring more color into your world!
Oliver Jeffers is one of my favorite authors. His stories are interesting and creative and always have a message.
In the Incredible Book Eating Boy, our main character loves to eat books. But one day he has eaten too many to digest and realizes that he needs to stop eating books. He doesn't know what to do at first, because his book-eating habit was strong. He decided to pick up a book instead and was amazed by what he could learn by reading a book instead of eating it!
Jeffers' illustrations are rich in texture and the layout is intriguing.
Elena wants to be a glass blower, but her dad says that she is too little and only boys are glass blowers. Elena takes off on a journey to become a glass blower. She meets different animals along the way. She has brought a pipe with her and makes music as she travels and helps the animal.
This book has BEAUTIFUL illustrations and the writing is lyrical. Possible themes are overcoming obstacles, helping others, finding your strengths, and achieving your goal. I highly recommend this book!
Jill A. Hostetler
I love books so much! My particular loves are children's books and professional books that catch my fancy. One thing that keeps me happy and sane as a teacher is being able to get tons of books from the library and share them with my students. I have tried different ways to keep track of my books, but here's another attempt. We'll se if I can make this one fly!