Diva and Flea: A Parisian Tale
Diva, a small yet brave dog, and Flea, a curious streetwise cat, develop an unexpected friendship in this unforgettable tale of discovery from an award-winning author/illustrator pairing. For as long as she could remember, Diva lived at 11 avenue Le Play in Paris, France. For as long as he could remember, Flea also lived in Paris, France - but at no fixed address. When Flea flaneurs past Diva's courtyard one day, their lives are for ever changed. Together, Diva and Flea explore and share their very different worlds, as only true friends can do.
The occasional French word paired with DiTerlizzi's gorgeous illustrations work together to create an appropriately Parisian feel throughout. With a message that facing fear and getting to know someone new will open one's world, young readers will find much to love about Diva and Flea... An excellent chapter book. School Library Journal
Mo Willems is a three-time Caldecott Honor winner for Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!, Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Tale and Knuffle Bunny Too: A Case of Mistaken Identity. His celebrated Elephant & Piggie early-reader series has been awarded the Theodor Seuss Geisel Medal on two occasions as well as three Honors. Other favourites include Goldilocks and the Three Dinosaurs and That Is Not a Good Idea. Before he turned to children's books, Mo was a writer and animator on Sesame Street, where he won six Emmy Awards. Mo lives with his family in Northampton, Massachusetts. Find him online at www.mowillems.com and on Twitter as @The_Pigeon. Tony DiTerlizzi is a New York Times bestselling author and illustrator who has been creating books for over a decade. From his fanciful picture books such as The Spider & The Fly (a Caldecott Honor book) to chapter books like Kenny and The Dragon and the WondLa trilogy, DiTerlizzi always imbues his stories with a rich imagination. With Holly Black he created the middle-grade series The Spiderwick Chronicles, which has sold millions of copies, been adapted into a feature film and been translated in over thirty countries. Find him online at www.diterlizzi.com and on Twitter at @TonyDiTerlizzi.