Book Review: The Story of Diva and Flea by Mo Willemstad + Tony DiTerlizzi

Story of Diva and Flea coverThe Story of Diva and Flea

Mo Willems + Tony DiTerlizzi

Ages: 4-8 (or older or younger)

Review: Whimsical and adorable. A mutually beneficial friendship between a dog and a cat encourages them to explore the comforts of home and the excitement of Parisien streets!

Diva lives in a grande building in Paris, watching and guarding and yelping about… FEET! (She had a “very big job for a very small dog.”)

Flea lives on the streets of Paris, “wander[ing] the streets and bridges and alleys of the city,” running way from…BROOMS! (Brooms tend to chase away Flea from food.)

When these unlikely friends meet, they help each other discover new worlds: Diva becomes a great flâneur like Flea, even seeing “the great tower that can cut a cloud in half;” while Flea discovers the wonders of having a home address where the broom is harmless.

An early chapter book, or a longer picture book to read with someone who isn’t too squirmy, this is a sweet tale of friendship and supporting each other through new explorations from two award-winning author/illustrators.

Diva & Flea in Paris

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