Albert by Donna Jo Napoli

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You never know what a day will bring.
The morning begins like any other. Albert reaches out the window to check the weather. But from the moment a twig lands smack in the palm of his hand, life is never the same.
In her first picture book, Donna Jo Napoli invents a magical and inspiring tale that will capture the heart of any reader who has loved a pet. Jim LaMarche creates an endearing character in Albert and a classic setting for the miraculous new world that unfolds around him.

About Donna Jo Napoli

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DONNA JO NAPOLI is the award-winning author of many novels, including Zel. She is a professor of linguistics at Swarthmore College in Pennsylvania.JIM LaMARCHE is the illustrator of many popular children's books, including The Carousel by Liz Rosenberg. He lives in Santa Cruz, California.
Published April 1, 2001 by Silver Whistle. 32 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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LaMarche's (The Raft, 2000, etc.) colored-pencil illustrations portray Albert as something of an aesthete, with a high forehead and little intellectual spectacles, and views vary from close-up images of Albert's quizzical face to long views of the apartment building with Albert's small hand protr...

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Every day, Albert sticks a hand out the window to test the weather, and every day the weather is just not right for a stroll outside.

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