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The Adventures of Miss Petitfour Hardcover – 1 Dec 2015
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Anne Michaels is the international award-winning author of Fugitive Pieces, which won the Orange Prize for Fiction and the Guardian Fiction Prize. It was also made into a feature film. She is also the author of The Winter Vault and several books of poetry. Her work has appeared in translation around the world. The Adventures of Miss Petitfour and Her Cats is her first book for children. Anne lives in Toronto, Canada.
Emma Block is the illustrator of Tea and Cake and several books for children. She has worked with clients including Anthropologie, Uniqlo and Hallmark. Emma likes charity shops, tea and very sharp pencils. Visit her online at emmablock.co.uk.
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he text itself is even attractive to look at on each page. Literary elements that are mentioned jokingly are then also written in bold + color so as to be pointedly obvious, which the kids giggle at. The uniquely small size and shape make the book a pleasure to hold, and the kids are drawn to it repeately on their own, just to flip tgrough.
The watercolor illustrations are just dazzling!
The writing style is direct-to-reader and quirky, like Lemony Snicket's "A Series of Unfortunate Events". The kids laugh their heads off every time we come to a cat list and they hear the one named "Captain Clothespin".
This writing style and style feels very much lke Astrid Lindgren's Pippi Longstocking or The Children of Noisy Village. This is definitely a book we will treasure and hand down to my children's children!
In a homeschooling household with thousands of books, this is one of our top favorites! It's practically perfect in every way. I recommend it very highly as a homeschooling mom.
The author, Anne Michaels, had written such a lovely and fun book for children. We meet Miss Petitfour and her 16 cats. We learn a little about Miss Petitfour and her nature. We then get to meet all 16 of her cats by name. Miss Petitfour loves these cats so much, and she knows each one by name. Miss Petifour often takes daily trips into town, and she has an original method of transportation. Before leaving the house Miss Petitfour checks the wind direction, and depending upon the wind, that decides what shops she and her cars will visit. Miss Petitfour has a particular method of flying to these shops, along with all 16 cats! When you read this book you will understand all of the strange methods of travel, and you will get to meet all these cats and the townspeople.
This book is separated into several short stories that bring Miss Petifour and her cats into new adventures. The illustrations by Emma Block are original, done in pen drawings. They are colorful and bright. We get to see Miss Petitfour up close and all her cats. Her adventures are very fun and we might say high flying. A wonderful book for all children and their adults.
Recommended. prisrob 11-07-15