Sunday, October 22, 2006

My Feet Are Laughing, by Lissette Norman

My Feet Are Laughing is a story told in a series of poems in the jazzy, spunky voice of a Dominican American girl named Sadie. The events of the plot are actually quite tragic: Sadie’s parents split up and then Sadie and her mom and sister have to move into her Grandma’s place. But Sadie is a true poet—she sees happiness underneath the surface of things and uses her writing as a tool to reshape, soften, and invigorate her world. The illustrations further this reshaping—the characters are represented as silly, rambunctious, happy, and resilient. Sadie’s poetry, alone, is spectacular and funky enough to make a great book, but coupled with the fluid, vivid illustrations, My Feet Are Laughing is a rare, delicious gem. Posted by Picasa

1 comment:

Lissette Norman said...

Hello Amy,
Happy New Year! I am the author of "My Feet Are Laughing" (Lissette Norman) and I was pleasantly surprised to come across your lovely review of my book. Thank you so much! It was great fun to write and it's always wonderful to know that people connect with my work. I appreciate your kind words and support.

With every good wish,
Lissette