BLOOM! by Maria van Lieshout

BLOOM!

A Little Book About Finding Love
Age Range: 8 & up
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KIRKUS REVIEW

Adolescent drama queens have nothing on an affected peppermint-pink piggy called Bloom who declares that she “will never love again” after her infatuated heart is broken by a blue butterfly (dubbed “a flying flower” by the lovesick pig) that does not return her affections. Never mind that there’s a perfectly fine porcine playmate nearby, patiently waiting for his attentions to bedroom-eyed Bloom to . . . well . . . blossom. This glorified greeting card is overpoweringly pink-and-white—even the text—illustrated with splashes of rosy watercolor defined by fine black-ink lines and a crayon scribble or two. A gift for the lovelorn someone whose Valentine’s Day wish doesn’t come true, perhaps. (Picture book. 8+)

Pub Date: Jan. 1st, 2008
ISBN: 978-0-312-36913-2
Page count: 40pp
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Dec. 1st, 2007