Monday, March 21, 2011

Weekend (er...Monday) Recommendation

So, I'm a giant slacker.  I read this book last week and was all excited to put it up for my weekend recommendation and then I blinked and it was Monday.  How does that happen?!

Well, if you'll forgive the lateness, I have a great picture book to recommend to you.  It is Clancy & Millie and the Very Fine House by Libby Gleeson and illustrated by Freya Blackwood.  Apparently this book has made it to my library shelf all the way from Australia, and with good reason.  It is an adorable book of friendship and comfort, new places and change.  It is always difficult to pinpoint why something touches your heart, but this book really got me.  I think it is a perfect example of when each and every word and picture are perfectly chosen to create feeling and emotion. 

Track this one down!


  1. Yay! Thanks for the recommendation. I'll have to look it up. :-)

  2. What rating would you give this book if you were rating it for a possible movie? Just curious and wanting to get a better feel of it.

  3. I'm in the library right now, going to see if I can find it. Aren't I a sneak coming on here :)

  4. Michael - I'd give it four and a half stars. It isn't an action packed page turner, but it is my definition of a fantastic picture book. Great art, excellent story, imagination, visual language, and relatable.