Here’s what I love in a picture book biography:
- People who persist and overcome obstacles to do amazing things
- Beautiful art
This book has everything I like, along with a lot of shocking pink and some really fun fashion. Elsa Schiaparelli said NO to the expected and used her imagination, persistence, and dreams to overcome in wild and interesting ways. I might not be looking for a hat that looks like a shoe myself – although I’m sure I could find a way to rock one along with my favorite cardigan – but we can all appreciate who she was and what she achieved.
Bloom: A Story of Fashion Designer Elsa Schiaparelli by Kyo Maclear and Julie Morstad