Tuesday, November 30, 2021

If You Cry Like a Fountain - a bookwrap



If You Cry like a Fountain

Authored and Illustrated by Noemi Vola


*  Ages:  3-7

* Grade Level:  PS-2

* Hardcover:  48 pages

* Publisher:  Tundra Books

* Pub. Date:  August 9, 2022

* Language:  English

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The Book

This humorous book, written from the point of view from an unseen narrator, highlights the practical uses for tears. 

A very sad and tearful worm opens the story and when the narrator tries to cheer him up, the flood gates open wide and tears flow everywhere.  Oh my! The narrator while trying to comfort and calm down the worm thinks of various ways that tears can actually be prolific.  Really?  His creative mind kicks into gear and he comes up with some wild scenarios in which the overflow of tears can be useful.  The ideas are creative, successful and sometimes silly! 

The occurances that the storyteller spins will bring smile to faces I'm sure.  He ponders such things as:  filling a pot with tears and then boiling up pasta ( no added salt needed please ),  diluting paint then creating exquisite artwork from the mixture, and filling up rivers so they don't run dry, just to point out a few. 

The quirky illustrations are delightful.  They are full of humour and emotion which greatly enrich the text.  I love a story that is imaginative and inspires readers to kick-start their own imaginations as well.  I look forward to more books by Noemi Vola and I recommend this book.

Storywraps Rating - 5 HUGS!


Meet the Author/Illustrator

NOEMI VOLA is the author and illustrator of several books for kids, including The Unforgettable Party, From Here to Far Away, A Book of Horses* (*Revolutionary Ones) and Bear with Me, which was selected in the 100 Outstanding Picturebooks Exhibition curated by dPICTUS at the 2018 Frankfurt Book Fair. Her book FIM? Isto Não Acaba Assim won the International Serpa Picturebook Prize in 2017 and was awarded Best Foreign Illustrated Book in 2018 at the Amadora BD Festival. Her illustrations for Bear with Me were selected in the 2019 Illustrators' Exhibition at the Bologna Children's Book Fair. She also works with magazines such as Vogue Kids, Mousse and AWW.

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