05 February 2009
We have a wonderful school library, and I'd like to begin sharing some of my favorite children's books.
In English this book is called My Friend; it is by author and illustrator Beatrice Alemagna. The illustrations are textiles and stitches and buttons. It has been a nice tie in to our class talks about what we can make with fabric. We can illustrate a book!
This story follows a creature that is always being mistaken for a dog or a pigeon or a lion, and the reader never finds out if this creature is a certain animal; but it finds another special creature at the end - a friend.
Ms. Alemagna has a nice website that lists her books - I have yet to see any of her other books in English. But they are worth the search, I think. And "My Friend" is incredibly cheap on amazon.com right now...