Monday, February 21, 2011

Children's Book Monday

A while ago, I shared with you a link for the children's book about Audrey that was published... today I share with you my own review!
After posting on FaceBook how excited I was about this booking coming out, my Mother-In-Love sent an "early" birthday present from Amazon which showed up in my mail box!  My husband laughed at me as I squealed and ran back to my bedroom kicking off my bright blue Audrey flats and sprawling across my bed to read this beautiful children's book.
It's everything you could hope for in a children's book about Audrey Hepburn.  Written by Margaret Cardillo and beautifully illustrated by Julia Denos. It tells the sweet story of the sweet, young, gangly, sights set high girl who wanted to be a prima ballerina.  World War II and her ever lengthening legs put a stop to that dream, so Audrey set her sights on acting.  I love how the story focuses on her drive and her positive outlook.  Though she went through some very difficult times in her life and struggled with many issues this book maintains the purity of her character and her essence.
If you haven't had a chance to see it yet, do request your library purchase it right away and be the first to place your hold... because this book won't stay on the shelf for long!  Better yet, just get your own copy, it's worth it!

1 comment:

Kristin said...

Stopping in via Elise's blog. My library doesn't have this book yet. I'll have to keep pestering them until they order it! ;-)

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