Monday, October 5, 2015

#IMWAYR Let's Have an Adventure in Paris! #DivaandFlea #ad

So ... I mentioned this briefly last week. But here it is again because, I mean, look at this cover. What is not to love? And this, coming from a not really animal person! And of course you can tell where they are, just from the curved understructure you catch just a bit of across the top.

And then look at the author and illustrator. Can you say ROCK STARS?

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I loved this one!

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Diva, a small yet brave dog, and Flea, a curious streetwise cat, develop an unexpected friendship in this unforgettable tale of discovery.

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 flâneurs past Diva's courtyard one day, their lives are forever changed. Together, Diva and Flea explore and share their very different worlds, as only true friends can do.

Mo Willems (, a number one New York Times best-selling author and illustrator, has been awarded a Caldecott Honor on three occasions (for Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Tale, and Knuffle Bunny Too: A Case of Mistaken Identity). Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! was also an inaugural inductee into the Indies Choice Picture Book Hall of Fame. The celebrated Elephant & Piggie early-reader series has been awarded the Theodor Seuss Geisel Medal on two occasions (for There Is a Bird on Your Head!and Are You Ready to Play Outside?) as well as garnering four Honors (for We Are in a Book!, I Broke My Trunk!, Let's Go for a Drive! and A Big Guy Took My Ball!). 

Tony DiTerlizzi ( number-one New York Times best-selling author and illustrator, created the middle-grade series The Spiderwick Chronicles with Holly Black, which has sold millions of copies, been translated into more than 30 languages and made into a feature film. He won a Caldecott Honor for illustrating The Spider & The Fly, and in 2014 he teamed up with Lucasfilm to retell the original Star Wars trilogy in a picture book featuring artwork by Academy award-winning concept artist, Ralph McQuarrie. He lives in Amherst, Massachusetts with his wife, daughter and dog, Mimi.
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It was adorable. It really was. I can't wait for some kiddos (let's say 2nd grade? Strong 1st grade readers of course and then 3rd and maybe 4th will still enjoy it) to discover it. SO. To ENTER. Please comment ONCE with a place where you would love to have an adventure and be a flanuer. I'm excited because I will be heading to LONDON in just a few more days. Only for a week (it is still the school year, after all ... I've never been gone that long before during the school year!) but I am super excited!

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  1. A book by Mo Willems has to be good! I am really looking forward to this one. I think I'd like an adventure in Venice Italy. Sounds like a great place to flaneur!

  2. At this point, I would take any adventure in the lower 48, but France always sounds amazing! I hope you have a wonderful time in London! You deserve it!

  3. Watched the movie a while ago. Agreed, rock stars! Here's hoping... :)

  4. Have always wanted to go to Australia. That would be a huge adventure for me

  5. I would love to go to China and explore all of the beautiful countryside. It would be awesome!

  6. I would love to have an adventure in New Orleans. Thank you for the giveaway opportunity!

  7. I've read a lot of great things about this new book. And have fun in London, I was just there a few months ago and enjoyed my time tremendously.

  8. J'aimerais etre flaneur au sud France! I would love to wander the south of France, or maybe Barcelona. Or just eat my way through Europe entirely. Instead of Eat, Pray, Love... Eat, Eat, Eat :)

  9. I would love to go on an adventure all through Europe!

  10. I would like to go to the Grand Canyon.