A friend and I were visiting an independent bookstore in Grand Haven, Michigan. As usual, I gravitated to the children’s books. I snatched one book because the illustrations intrigued me. Looked inside. Kept turning pages and…giggling. It was hilarious. The language, the witty illustrations. I knew immediately that this book would accompany me home.
What was it? Frogs and the Ballet by Donald Elliot.
For some inexplicable reason, now out of print.
I have given this book as a wedding gift on more than one occasion. It speaks to the pas de duex that all couples must navigate.
You see, the best children’s books aren’t just for children…