Orlando on a Thursday
Publication Date: August 24, 2010
Enter your zip code below to find indies closest to you.
Changes and separations in a young child’s life are less worrisome with the help of playful rituals in this sweet, reassuring picture book.
Everything is an adventure when Orlando and his mommy spend the day together: drawing a picture, taking a walk, even having a snack. Then comes Thursday —the day Mami has to be busy in town. Remembering this makes Orlando sad, until Papi reminds him about all the super, super things that can happen when they’re together on a Thursday! Emma Magenta’s gently quirky narrative and fresh, charmingly naïve illustrations evoke a true toddler sensibility, while weaving a cocoon of love and security around young Orlando in a story as comforting as a mug of warm, frothy milk.
Emma Magenta was born in Sydney, Australia, where she lives today. She attended art school for several years but was lured away from her studies by world travel, palmistry, and martial arts. Eventually, however, her art called her home. Her first book, The Peril of Magnificent Love, was nominated for a 2005 Book Illustration Award by the National Cartoonists Society.