Friday, April 8, 2016

Book beginnings, Linnea in Monet's Garden

"Just think - I've been in a famous artist's garden! And I've been in Paris!"
These are the first 2 sentences from this gorgeous children's book.
I am joining in on Book beginnings where we share the first sentence or two from a book.
"Linnea in Monet's Garden" is written for the 4 to 10 year old set, and all ages can enjoy it. The author is Christina Bjork and the artist is Lena Anderson. This colorful edition is the one I recommend and was published in 2012 as the 25th anniversary edition by Sourcebooks / Jabberwocky.
A girl of about 8 travels to France with her friend Mr. Bloom to have the adventure of seeing the gardens at Giverny, created by Claude Monet.
The colors in this book sing right off the page and it is a real spirit lifter.
I purchased this book to read to an older lady who has dementia. I am a volunteer visitor at an assisted living and memory care home, and she smiles when I read.
I am linking to Rose City Reader

18 comments:

Anne Bennett said...

Lovely opening. Makes me want to read the book.

Sandra Nachlinger said...

I'm always looking for good books for my granddaughter, and this one sounds like a winner.
My Friday post features LONGSHOT.

Katherine P said...

I love the cover on this one and how wonderful to share this with someone who smiles when you read it!

Nancy/BLissed-Out Grandma said...

Ah, this might be perfect for my granddaughter, too. Thanks! (And how nice to be a reader for someone who is such a smiling and somewhat mysterious audience.)

Pondside said...

Thank you for this recommendation, Terra. My mother has Alzheimer's. She likes to be read to and she really enjoys looking at pictures. I will look for this.

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

This book is one of the reasons I cannot wait to have a granddaughter...or a Little Sister someday!

Maria said...

I love the cover and the beginning. You are such a generous person to read to someone with dementia - I need to volunteer to do something like that - always feel better when I do something for someone else:)
Here's my Friday meme

Heather Fineisen said...

What a lovely book and a great idea to read in your volunteer work!

Jennifer said...

That looks beautiful. I love books for children!

shortybear said...

sounds like good reading.

Starting Over, Accepting Changes - Maybe said...

That looks like a lovely book to read to anybody.

Margaret-whiteangel said...

How nice the lady' appreciates you reading to her. She would get enjoyment from that in her condition.

Ryoma Sakamoto.Japan said...

Good evening!
Japan time is 9 pm on Saturday.
Always thanks to a nice message.
It is covered in Japanese cherry tree.
ARIGATOU !!
Ryoma.
Welcome to Okayama, the Land of Sunshine! Https://ryoma2sakamoto.wordpress.com/2016/04/01/welcome-to-okayama-the-land-of-sunshine/

HOOTIN ANNI said...

Excellent book review.

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

This seems lovely, I need to see if the library has it so I can peek inside.

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

yay - our library system has it, I just placed a hold.

Jane the Booklady said...

I've read this book, it's charming and so beautifully illustrated. I must try to find a copy for my God-daughter. Jane xx

Laurie Ritchey said...

I'll be looking for this book for my grandchildren. It looks beautiful. Thank you for the recommendation.