Thursday, October 8, 2009

Constance and Tiny

My name is Constance. I am locked up in an evil mansion.

Say hello to Constance, a sweet, grateful, good little girl—NOT!
In fact, she’s a mischief-making, rule-breaking imp with a wicked gleam in her eye. Wherever she goes, trouble (and her enormous cat, Tiny) surely follow. That’s why children will go absolutely mad for her: Constance does exactly what they dream of doing in their naughtiest moments…and she’s never repentant.

Making the delicious Constance stories even more fun: the comic contrast between the deadpan text and the outrageous illustrations. Like the cheeky character herself, the pictures always say the opposite of the words.
However, the New Yorker does not care for this character, calling her a manipulator of demonic proportions! Isn't this writer taking the book(s) just a bit too seriously?


LaurieA-B said...

I just ordered this from the library for Iris; I'm sure she'll be delighted with it. I also love the French title: Constance et Miniature.

Michelle said...

Hi Constance! I am currently helping Rebecca out on the Classics Circuit. You initially signed up to read one of Elizabeth Gaskell's books and review them for the upcoming blog tour. Unfortunately, we seem to be missing an e-mail address for you to be able to contact you with the pertinent information. Please contact me when you get a chance with this information, so that I can send it to you. Thanks!