Opposites attract in this playful book by Binette Schroeder—one of Germany’s most beloved illustrators!
Mr. Gray thinks his neighbor—the colorful and cheerful Frieda Frolic—is unbearable. She whistles while gardening and happily romps around with her miniature pig. All of this bothers Mr. Gray who only enjoys thinking about his beloved numbers. Then one day Frieda Frolic’s bright yellow canary barges into his home. It’s an outrage! But when Mr. Gray falls under the spell of Frieda Frolic’s wonderfully gray eyes; he soon discovers there’s more to life than numbers.
Binette Schroeder tells the story of an unlikely couple with humor and charm. In bold, bright illustrations, she shows us what we gain when we open ourselves to chance and let color into our lives.
Binette Schroeder’s vibrant story is sure to brighten the grayest day.
Binette Schroeder, born in Hamburg, Germany, is a highly acclaimed illustrator,painter, and portrait photographer. After studying graphic design at a private college in Munich, she attended courses in Basel at the Hochschule für Design. In 1969 she achieved a breakthrough with her very first work, Lupinchen. In 1997 she was awarded the special German Children’s Literature Prize for her life’s work and in 2004 the Grand Prize of the Volkach Academy for Children’s and Young Adult literature. Today she lives near Munich with her husband, Peter Nickl.