Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Adele And Simon by Barbara McClintock

Adele & Simon
Love this book! Adele And Simon, by Barbara McClintock, tells about the struggles big sister Adele has trying to get her little brother Simon home without Simon losing all his things along the way. She's not too successful with that task.

Set in the early 20th century Paris, the illustrations in this book are wonderful!  It is fun to search on each page for the new thing that Simon has lost along the way but the illustrations can also be used as the jump off point for a great social studies lesson because they show different historical places in Paris.  In the back of the book the author shares the inspiration for each illustration, giving information about the places.

On Barbara McClintock's website I discovered that this book is a actually the first in what is becoming a series of books.  The second, Adele & Simon in America, is already available for purchase and the third, Adele & Simon in China, is due to be published in the fall of this year.  We will be watching for them in our library.

Anna and I both enjoyed this book.  Adele And Simon is one of those books that you don't mind reading again and again.  We'd love to hear your thoughts on the book.