by Felipe Cano
Illustrated by Laia Aguilar
This week's pick is from Cottager Jamie Michalak.
What it’s all about:
On Sunday mornings, an energetic little girl named Camille opens her eyes and puts on her battledress: a tutu and a top hat. She has so many things to do! Like choosing a new favorite color, drawing thousands of faces on balloons, and naming the waves.
Why it’s on the Little Crooked Bookshelf:
An Eloise-ish heroine; bold, graphic illustrations; and a whimsical story make this stylish little book enormously appealing.
Our favorite line:
Asking the wind in a whispering voice to tell her a story.
Our favorite illustration:
|From BONJOUR CAMILLE. Illustration copyright 2014 by Laia Aguilar.|
Why kids will like it:
My 7-year-old assistant says, "I like all the fun pictures and it's pretty easy for me to read." Kids will immediately like Camille, who's first item of business is to jump on the bed until her mother says, "THAT'S ENOUGH!" They'll be inspired to imagine their own ways to take on the day.
Why parents will like it:
Bonjour Camille is a celebration of the simple joys in life. Not a computer or video game to be found. Hand this to a child who complains, "I'm bored!"