Much Ado About Nothing
Luke Paiva Roberto Irace
Flowerpot Childrens Press
Fall in love with this Shakespearean comedy about finding and losing love. A host of characters try to act as matchmakers for a young couple, while another couple is to be married. But everything doesn’t go as planned when a meddling villain schemes to ruin the wedding. As the third installation in the Play On Shakespeare series, this book explains and identifies literary devices with color-coded text and introduces key characters and settings in a playbill style introduction. It retells the Bard's tale following the original acts, and includes a beautifully illustrated map identifying the plays geographic setting, as well as a spread with background information about Shakespeare's life and times. All in 48 lively pages exploding with illustrations that enhance the story with detail and humor. Truly a unique picture book retelling of a literary classic.
Luke Daniel Paiva, M. Ed., is a teacher who lives in Franklin, TN, with his wife and two small boys. His favorite things about Shakespeare are his clever observations about people and ability to subtly (or not so subtly) mix it with humor.
Roberto Irace was born in Naples just in time to see the first man on the moon. He grew up reading, drawing, playing with building blocks, and scraping his knees (a lot). He now lives under a volcano in front of the sea with his love and their beautiful cat, and has a little one who also loves to read, and play with building blocks.