Wednesday, April 18, 2007

a book an undertaker might love?

This is a poem that heals fish. / Ceci est un poème qui guérit les poissons.
text by Jean-Pierre Siméon; illustrations by Olivier Tallec; translated by Claudia Zoe Bedrick.
Title caught your eye didn't it? Mine, too. I came across this today and fell in love with it. It's about a boy and his quest for a poem to save a fish dying of boredom.
A snipit:
— Mommy, my fish is going to die!
Come quickly! Leon is going to die of boredom!

Arthur's mommy looks at him.
She closes her eyes,
she opens her eyes...

Then she smiles:
— Hurry, give him a poem!
And she leaves for her tuba lesson.

Another thing I loved: on the title and end page by the fish illustrations it reads, "This is not a fish that heals poems."

Couldn't help but think of Liz P and her undertaker.

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