After I was enthralled by Persepolis, I couldn't believe my eyes when I saw a hard cover version of Embroideries by Marjane Satrapi at Popular at only RM16.90.
It makes for a nice, light read taking you through the love lives of Marjane Satrapi's grandmother's friends during an afternoon tea in their parlour.
I have been nom-ing on cheeseburgers at McDonald's weekly for these little gems. These are such a steal! The Magic School Bus and DK Watch Me Grow books retail for around RM30 at bookshops but the tiny versions are included with each Happy Meal.
The photography and layout for the DK Watch Me Grow books are stunning.
I was thrilled to find this version of Madlenka at Borders in Chinese and at 20% off to boot. It tells the story of Madlenka who's excited about losing her milk tooth and runs around the block to tell her neighbours of different backgrounds (Italian, German, French, etc).
I like that each neighbour greets her in their native tongue (Bonjour, Guten tag), the variations of her name in each language (Madeleine, Magda) and the little whimsical sketches representative of each culture. What makes this copy doubly interesting is the Chinese text which took me a while to figure it out.
Bubs was particularly entranced with the window cut outs.
Even Hubs went wow when he saw how gorgeous the detailed illustrations were. These are literally mini works of cultural art.