Boy Meets Girl, or Rather Fish Meets Fish, Just in Time for Valentines Day

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PAUL MEETS BERNADETTE. Copyright © 2013 by Rosy Lamb. Reproduced by permission of the publisher, Candlewick Press, Somerville, MA.

Paul Meets Bernadette

•    Targeted Audience: Pre-School and Lower Elementary (Ages 4-7)
•    Genre: Fiction Picture Book
•    Author/Illustrator: Rosy Lamb
•    Publisher: Candlewick Press
•    Publication Date: December 1, 2013
•    Binding: High Quality Hard Cover
•    Dimensions: 7.5″ x 9″
•    Printing: Full Color
•    Length: 40 Pages
•     Retail: $14.00
•     ISBN: 9780763661304

Go Ahead and Judge This Book By its Cover

I firmly believe in the old cliche, “Don’t judge a book by its cover.” But there’s something about the cover of this particular book that led me to believe that if I opened it up, I’d be delighted.  I just love it when I’m right . .

An Enchanting Original Story perfect for Valentines Day or Any Day for That Matter

Life isn’t all that exciting for Paul, a lonely, bored goldfish who swims monotonously around in circles in his bowl all day long. One day, a new goldfish named, Bernadette drops into his bowl and suddenly everything changes. Bernadette shows Paul that there’s a great big world around him, if he’d only take the time to notice it. Together they swim from side to side and look out past the walls of the fish bowl to notice interesting objects, and with great imagination discover an exciting new world. A colorful vase of flowers becomes an enchanting forest. A teapot becomes a momma elephant. But even more than welcoming the glorious world around him he hadn’t noticed before, what Paul discovers most is Bernadette.

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PAUL MEETS BERNADETTE. Copyright © 2013 by Rosy Lamb. Reproduced by permission of the publisher, Candlewick Press, Somerville, MA.

A Terrific Message + Extraordinary Illustrations = An Outstanding Picture Book (or Why You Must Read This Book)

I am quite certain Paul Meets Bernadette will fast become a highly celebrated picture book. Author/illustrator Rosy Lamb is an incredibly talented painter and sculptor, and her oil paint illustrations in this book are extraordinary, with vibrant colors and a dreamlike quality to them. Combine the visual splendor of this picture book with the subtle message of how one true love can change your life by helping you see the wonders of the world around you, and what you’ve got is a perfect picture book.

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PAUL MEETS BERNADETTE. Copyright © 2013 by Rosy Lamb. Reproduced by permission of the publisher, Candlewick Press, Somerville, MA.

Read my Interview with Rosy Lamb!

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Rosy Lamb is a painter and sculptor. She grew up in New Hampshire, studied art at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in Philadelphia and then moved to Paris to work as an assistant for the famous French sculptor, Jean Cardot. Today she lives in a studio with tall windows on a quiet street in Paris with her husband and daughter. She painted the pictures for Paul Meets Bernadette while her baby daughter slept by her side.

Watch the wonderful book trailer here!

Note: None of the images on this post may be used without permission from the publisher, Candlewick Press.

 

2 Thoughts.

  1. Valentine ~ never to young to learn ~ what a fantastic way ~ Never too you to Love caught my eye ~ all the story’s sound fascinating ♥

  2. Pingback: Gazing Through the Glass Bowl: An In-Depth Interview with Author, Painter and Sculptor Rosy Lamb | Smart Books for Smart KidsSmart Books for Smart Kids

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