Play with Heidi, high in the Alps.
Johanna Spyri (1827-1902) was born in Switzerland in the village of Hirzel, which has magnificent views of the Alps. She wrote almost fifty books, but it was Heidi who brought her great fame.
PreS-Gr 3-The text in this picture-book version of the story flows smoothly while incorporating many incidents from the original. Dusikova's watercolor illustrations feature rosy-cheeked children, cuddly goats, and flowering hillside pastures. The images enhance the narrative and reveal enough in themselves for browsers to understand the basic plot. Although not an essential purchase, the book provides an attractive option for those wishing to introduce the classic tale to a young audience.-Kathy Piehl, Minnesota State University, Mankato Copyright 2009 Reed Business Information.