- Also check our best rated Children’s Book reviews
Adèle & Simon (Adele & Simon) Hardcover – 5 Sep 2006
Customers who viewed this item also viewed
Customers who bought this item also bought
Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.
"[An] instant classic. McClintock's illustrations . . . evoke the world of children's books our grandmothers handed down, by Randolph Caldecott or Emile Gaillard." --The New York Times Book Review
"Simon is a lucky kid--and so are the ones whose parents share this lovely book with them." --The Los Angeles Times
"The story is droll; the pen-and-ink drawings, glorious." --Entertainment Weekly
"McClintock's story is fun to read, and her illustrations, rich with autumn colors and scenes, make this book a standout." --Scripps Howard News Service
"The illustrations are nonpareil." --The Miami Herald
"Muted old-world watercolors pay homage to a great city and a special relationship at the dawn of the 20th century." --The San Francisco Chronicle
"A gifted artist offers gorgeous pen-and-ink watercolor drawings of early 20th century Paris." --Buffalo News
"Parents will hunt for excuses to borrow this one." --St. Louis-Post Dispatch
"McClintock's beautifully restrained use of color may evoke a long-ago time, but her compositions are so dynamic there's always something for contemporary children to discover." --Starred, Booklist
"Delightful . . . as enjoyable as a chocolate croissant." --Starred, Kirkus Reviews
"McClintock scores a double coup, creating a must-see for francophiles and an engaging hide-and-seek game for homebodies." --Starred, Publishers Weekly
"A beautiful example of bookmaking, with plenty to charm children, this is a visual delight." --School Library Journal
"With its cozy, Kate Greenaway flavor and many minutiae to discover, this will be especially nice to share one on one." --The Horn Book
About the Author
BARBARA MCCLINTOCK has written and illustrated several books for young readers, including Dahlia, a Boston Globe-Horn Book Award Honor Book. She is also the illustrator of many more. She lives in Windham, Connecticut.
Most helpful customer reviews on Amazon.com
As an adult I loved the history and detail integrated into the book, but my children and I read it with equal fascination trying to find all the things Simon drops along the way. Having a boy and girl myself they seemed to appreciate even more that sibling dynamic -- my younger son laughing at Simon's losses and my (older) daughter feeling Adele's exasperation along the way. I highly recommend this book as one to add to you home library to treasure for years.