Monday, February 15, 2016

Bibliophile's Corner

The Most Wonderful Thing in the World
Written by
Vivian French
Illustrated by
Angela Barrett

Flap Copy Description:
From the author of the Tiara Club series comes a gently satirical fairy story for our times, illustrated by one of today’s finest artists, Angela Barrett. When a king and a queen promise to marry their daughter Lucia to the man who can show them the most wonderful thing in the world, suitors descend on the palace bearing gifts. Roses, jewels and exotic birds; dancing girls, wind machines and mythical beasts – but nothing feels quite right. As the last suitor leaves, his weapons of mass destruction rejected, the king and queen are exhausted. But when a shy, young man, who isn’t a suitor at all, steps forward, they finally understand what the most wonderful thing in the world really is.

My Thoughts:
This delightful fairy tale is both romantic and inspirational. The author reminds us of what is not only most wonderful in the world, but what is most important. The illustrations are exquisite, and bring to mind Venice, Italy - though the story's location is never specifically stated. The Most Wonderful Thing in the World is one of those picture books that is just so lovely, you'll want a copy of it for a keepsake!

Click here to learn more about the author Vivian French.

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