Just being Audrey
While I've adored her movies I've never read a biography about her and this picture book shares much about her life. I did not know Audrey's mother was a Baroness, that she lived in Brussels, or that her family hid during WWII? The book explains how she changed her interest from ballet to acting and landed a few small roles when she met the French writer, Colette. Colette thought she would be perfect for her Broadway show, Gigi, which is how Audrey landed in NYC.
Each two-page spread is illustrated with gorgeous drawings. The text tells just enough to keep us interested with out tiring out young readers and the illustrations match each segment perfectly.
I'm so happy I picked this one up!
Find the author, Margaret Cardillo here.
Watch this simple video as it shares the outstanding artwork by Julia Denos and visit her adorable blog, The Cinnamon Rabbit.