Picture Book: Ooh-la-la (Max In Love)

Happy Friday 56 Meme!

Beside me is a book about the best books for children, from babies to young readers. So on Page 56,  I found this picture book of an upside down girl called Ooh-La-La (Max in Love).

It is written by Maira Kalman. Here is a little bit about the author:

"Maira Kalman is an illustrator, author, and designer. She has created many covers for The New Yorker, including the famous map of Newyorkistan (created with Rick Meyerowitz). Ms. Kalman's twelve children's books include Max Makes a Million, Stay Up Late, Swami on Rye, and What Pete Ate. She also has designed fabric for Isaac Mizrahi, accessories for Kate Spade, sets for the Mark Morris Dance Company, and, with her late husband Tibor Kalman under the M&Co. label, clocks, umbrellas, and other accessories for the Museum of Modern Art. "

About The Book:

Max Stravinsky, poet-beagle, has gone to Paris in the springtime. The city of love is buzzing with the news of his arrival, and Pierre Potpourri of the Crazy Wolf nightclub asks Max to perform. The show opens with the divine Dalmatian Crepes Suzette playing the piano, and - ooh, la-la, Max is smitten!

Crammed with visual allusions, Kalman's busy pictures bring to mind Paris at its artistic heyday, and her witty text is filled with French wordplay.

What a great way to introduce French culture to first graders. Kids and adults will love this great picture book! I love this line, "Alors, I must run. My souffle is sinking."Funny illustrations with wonderful details that Kalman provides for the reader. ***** stars!

Ooh-la-la (Max in Love) (Picture Puffin)

5th Sentence on Page 56:

"The city of love is buzzing with the news of his arrival, and Pierre Potpourri of the Crazy Wolf Nightclub asks Max to perform."
From: The Barnes & Noble Guide to Children's Books.

Happy Friday,
-- LadyD

“You can’t get a cup of tea big enough or a book long enough to suit me.” — C. S. Lewis

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