Archives for December 6, 2017

Red & Lulu

Author:  Matt Tavares

Whenever I’m fortunate enough to be able to attend the International Reading Association Convention, one of the first booths I head for is the Candlewick Press booth.   I’m always eager to read any and all of their new children’s books such as: Red & Lulu by Matt Tavares.

  • I adore New York City – especially at Christmas time – especially the Rockefeller tree.  (Chestnuts roasting…the whole bit!)  It’s magical.
  • My favorite bird is the cardinal because my mom loved cardinals and whenever I see one, I think of the most important and loved woman in my life.
  • I deeply appreciate sweet stories about friendship and families; loyalty and never giving up.
  • Gorgeous illustrations (especially with different perspectives) are like art treasures to me.   They are two for one…   I get a wonderful children’s book and a book full of art work that I enjoy as well.   In fact, I will put down a perfectly fine book (story) if the illustrations are off to me.  I’m not particularly proud of this fact – it’s just truth.  The illustrations hold as much, if not more, weight as the story itself.

Add them all together and you have Tavares’ Red & Lulu and the reason this book is a new favorite of mine.  I also love traditions, and can’t wait to make reading Red & Lulu to my little ones at Christmas at new one in our home.

Deni Corbett

From Candlewick Press

Separation and miles cannot keep a determined cardinal from his loved one in an ode to serendipity and belief that is destined to be a new Christmas classic.

Red and Lulu make their nest in a particularly beautiful evergreen tree. It shades them in the hot months and keeps them cozy in the cold months, and once a year the people who live nearby string lights on their tree and sing a special song: O Christmas Tree, O Christmas Tree. But one day, something unthinkable happens, and Red and Lulu are separated. It will take a miracle for them to find each other again. Luckily, it’s just the season for miracles. . . . From Matt Tavares comes a heart-tugging story combining the cheer of Christmas, the magic of New York City, and the real meaning of the holiday season: how important it is to be surrounded by love..

Check this out!  Red & Lulu giveaway by Candlewick Press.
How’s that for great timing?  Merry Christmas (I hope a FirefliesBlog reader wins!)