Thursday, May 20, 2010

Finn Throws A Fit & Mirabelle

For the better part of a year I've been researching children's books with title characters named Finn & Mirabelle.  I'm excited to say we've found some winners and have them on order!

Finn Throws A Fit by David Elliot and Mirabelle by Astrid Lindgren

Finn likes peaches. Usually. But not today. Today Finn doesn’t like anything. Uh-oh. Is Finn going to throw a fit? Author David Elliott directs the event with wit, warmth, and appropriate wariness, while illustrator Timothy Basil Ering’s energy and whimsy match this tantrum turn for turn. At once empathetic and uproariously funny, this picture book speaks directly to anyone (young or old) who has ever had — or tried to contain — a real earth-quaking, ground-shaking, full-on fit.

Six-year-old Britta very much wants a doll, but her parents can’t afford one. One evening an odd little old man arrives driving a horse and cart. Britta opens the gate for him, and he thanks her by giving her a little yellow seed, with instructions to plant it, water it, and she’ll see something very funny. To her astonishment, a doll begins to grow in her garden! After harvesting, Britta learns that her new doll is much more special than she could ever have guessed.


Dexter said...

That is a great idea to look for books with their names in them :)

Zoo Keeper said...

When I was little my aunt ordered some customized books with my name in it. I still rmember them to this day.

Shannon said...

finally! I'm glad the search is at an end!