Review: Diva and Flea by Mo Willems and Tony DiTerlizzi

It’s a familiar story, even to children. Two people from different walks of life discover an unlikely affection for one another despite their dissimilar lived experiences. More than likely that disparity hinges upon class. The template is rampant in Disney alone and the Lady and the Tramp is an obvious touchstone for Diva and Flea: A Parisian Tale, the children’s picture book from celebrated author Mo Willems (of the Pigeon and Knuffle Bunny series) and Spiderwick Chronicles’ illustrator Tony DiTerlizzi. Diva and Flea are different species – Diva is a terrier while Flea is a felix cat – but this is a surface level deviation in an otherwise similar tale of animal companionship across social boundaries.

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Review: Grandaddy

It’s a good job Grandaddy faithfuls have had plenty practice waiting. At nearly an hour after the doors were supposed to open, the lengthy queue in Bristo Square was only moving backwards, yet the crowd remained in good spirits. After all, what’s an extra hour in the cold when it’d been ten years since the Jason Lytle and company visited Scotland with new material?

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