Until I found The Story of Diva and Flea by Mo Willems in a thrift shop, I had no idea he had written a chapter book for young readers. Our family loves his Pigeon and Elephant and Piggie books. He teamed up with the amazing artist Tony DiTerlizzi to create a magical stroll through Paris, and they published this book in 2015.
Willems uses French words but he defines them for his young reader. In this story, Diva is a small pampered dog who is afraid of nearly everything. Flea is a stray cat, brave and fearless except for his fear of humans with brooms.
The two characters meet, and Flea helps Diva with her fears, and Diva helps Flea with his. The story is charming and perfect for a young reader or for a read aloud. The pictures and words will build your little reader's vocabulary. If you are a fan of either Willems or DiTerlizzi, you will enjoy this story.
Read to a child today even if that child is you.
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