Bloom!: A Little Book About Finding Love

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Bloom isn’t interested in playing in messy mud puddles with other pigs. She’d rather galavant among pretty flowers. Bloom LOVES flowers and other pretty things. She also likes attention. And when a beautiful butterfly, a “flying flower” wafts by, she falls head over heels in love. But she soon learns that attraction is fleeting, and friendship brings a deeper, more satisfying love.

 

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Overview

Bloom isn’t interested in playing in messy mud puddles with other pigs. She’d rather galavant among pretty flowers. Bloom LOVES flowers and other pretty things. She also likes attention. And when a beautiful butterfly, a “flying flower” wafts by, she falls head over heels in love. But she soon learns that attraction is fleeting, and friendship brings a deeper, more satisfying love.

 

Maria Van Lieshout deftly, gently portrays the true meaning of love and friendship in story and pictures that are perfect for readers of all ages.

 

Bloom! is a 2008 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year.

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Editorial Reviews

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Praise for BLOOM!:

“As light and sweet as cotton candy, this saga of a pig in love will win over kids and grownups alike. Van Lieshout’s loosely drawn pen and ink illustrations . . . wring Oscar-winning expressions from the slenderest curves and squiggles . . . a beguiling version of love at first sight . . . This paper-over-board book’s stylish design and small square format designate it as a natural for Valentine’s Day.” —Publishers Weekly, Starred Review

“The endearingly straightforward tale, rendered in simple, rosy sketches, ends with the two frolicking in a mud puddle. Love can be messy indeed.” —Time Out New York Kids

Publishers Weekly

As light and sweet as cotton candy, this saga of a pig in love will win over kids and grownups alike. Van Lieshout's loosely drawn pen and ink illustrations, mostly on stark white pages, wring Oscar-winning expressions from the slenderest curves and squiggles. The minimalist text begins before the title page, when Bloom's faithful friend urges her to join him playing in a puddle. The insouciant pig declines, declaring, in type of varying size, that she feels like "dancingand singing . . . and stretching out under the flowers." In a beguiling version of love at first sight, Bloom spies a butterfly, the only blue object seen in a book that features pink font, pink pigs and pink flowers. "A flying flower!" she gasps, and then bats her eyes at it. After fluttering nearby and wresting a profession of love from Bloom, the butterfly departs, leaving a heartbroken heroine. Van Lieshout's deft use of line comes through in Bloom's distressed dismay, a cross between toddler meltdown and Juliet, which is happily cut short by the attentions of Bloom's faithful swine swain. This paper-over-board book's stylish design and small square format designate it as a natural for Valentine's Day. All ages. (Jan.)

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Children's Literature - Ken and Sylvia Marantz
Bloom is an unusual pig. She would rather dance and sing and admire the flowers than jump into a puddle. When she spots a butterfly, she thinks it is a dancing flower and begs it to dance with her. She is heartbroken when it flies away; she vows never to love again. She refuses another pig's invitation to play in the puddle, but when the other pig brings her a flower, and then shows her a puddle filled with flowers, Bloom agrees to join him there. The pink ink used for the minimal text and for Bloom's body reinforces the sentimental love story. A very delicate, sketchy black line depicts her, the flowers, and the friend who finally arouses an appropriate reaction. There are no objects or background; just the two characters and a few flowers are all that is needed to illuminate this convincing evolution of love. Reviewer: Ken and Sylvia Marantz
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Gr 4-7- Cartoon pigs dramatize a tried-and-true love story in this small square picture book illustrated predominately in a cotton-candy palette of pink. Boy pig falls for girl pig, Bloom, and invites her to play in a puddle. Girl pig falls for a blue butterfly that she mistakes for a flying flower. When the butterfly breaks her heart, the steadfast boy pig is there to pick up the pieces and win her in the end. The simple yet expressive line drawings on a white background get lost in the overwhelmingly sugary design and story line. This little book holds the most promise for preteen girls nursing their first crushes.-Julie Roach, Cambridge Public Library, MA

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780312369132
  • Publisher: Feiwel & Friends
  • Publication date: 12/26/2007
  • Edition description: First Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 48
  • Age range: 4 - 8 Years
  • Product dimensions: 7.65 (w) x 6.65 (h) x 0.38 (d)

Meet the Author

Maria Van Lieshout makes her picture book debut with BLOOM! A native of the Netherlands, she now lives in San Francisco. Images from BLOOM! were selected for the 49th Annual Society of Illustrators Exhibition (January – April 2007) and in the published Annual (Spring 2008). Bloom likes this kind of attention very much!

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“Come on, BLOOM . . .

. . . it’s mushy and slushy and delicious in here!”

“No thanks,” said BLOOM. “I’m not in the mood for puddles.”

She felt like DANCING and SINGING . . .

. . . and stretching out under the flowers.

BLOOM closed her eyes and took in a deep, sweet breath.

“I love flowers,” she sighed.

A flutter brushed by.

“A flying flower! A FLYING, DANCING flower!” BLOOM gasped. “He is the most BEAUTIFUL thing I’ve ever seen!”

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