Sunday, December 28, 2008


Madeline by Ludwig Belemans (Ages 4-8) 1939

"In an old house in Paris.  That was covered with vines.  Lived twelve little girls in two straight lines."  The littlest girl was Madeline.

The first story of many in a series by Belemans, shows Madeline fearless and full of mischief.  She loves winter, snow and ice.  Is not afraid of mice and to a tiger in the zoo, will say, "Pooh pooh".

No one knows how to frighten Miss Clavel better than her.  And one evening she becomes so ill Miss Clavel has to call the doctor and Madeline is rushed to the hospital!

A 1940 Caldecott Honor book, the vivid illustrations are sure to please.  Our three enjoyed the story and we look forward to others in the series.

Happy Reading!


stephanie@{Olive Tree} 1/14/09, 5:49 AM  

I love love love the sing-song rhyme of reading Madeline books. Love them. I think I enjoy them more than my girls! :)

Jennifer, Snapshot 1/16/09, 11:42 AM  

Great reminder. I think it might be time to unleash these on my four-year-old.

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