Wednesday, May 11, 2011
Madeline by Ludwig Bemelmans
My granddaughter, who is now three months old, read her first book today. Actually, I did the reading and she looked at the pictures. Madeline by Ludwig Bemelmans is about a young French girl who despite wearing a school uniform identical to her classmates, stands out with her antics and "was not afraid of mice". The Madeline books have been delighting children since the late 1930s. Like Madeline, Ludwig Bemelmans, was a strong character and his personality shows in the Madeline books.