Madeline by Ludwig Bemelmans


This is a story translated from French. It tells of a little girl called Madeline who lives in a boarding house and what happened one night when she woke up crying.

The book has an interesting style, being composed of monochrome and coloured sketches with a few lines of rhymed text at the bottom. Samantha did not experience love at first sight with this book, but after a few readings, she warmed up to it. As she loves animals, she especially adores the page with the tiger in the zoo (it probably reminds her of the tiger who came to tea). She also likes the page with the rabbit on the ceiling!

Overall, it is a nice read, and it has certainly become one of Samantha’s favourite books.


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