The Story of Diva and Flea (Hardcover)

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By Mo Willems, Tony DiTerlizzi (Illustrator)
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The dream team of Mo Willems and Tony Diterlizzi bring us this very cute story reminiscent of Aristocats. Diva is a fancy pup, who is scared to leave her yard. Flea is a street wise tomcat, always looking for fun. When they work up the nerve to say hi, they become fast friends, and Diva learns that she lives in the most amazing city in the world - Paris!
Diva and Flea are clever and likable, and their adventures are a wonderful introduction to Paris! — Leah Moore

Diva is a little dog that lives in a home that has a lot of feet (a dangerous thing for a small dog). Flea is an alley cat that likes to wonder around and see what he can see (as long as it is not a broom coming at him). But when Flea and Diva meet the two become an unlikely set of friends. Yet, due to their unique talents and knowledge, each learns how to be brave in their own special way. It is true, you can get by with a little help from your friends! A delightfully sweet, silly and adventurous story for the lover of cats, dogs, Paris, or great stories. From read-aloud time "readers" up to readers age 8. Based on a the true story Diva and Flea. — Jeanette


Diva, a small yet brave dog, and Flea, a curious streetwise cat, develop an unexpected friendship in this unforgettable tale of discovery.

For as long as she could remember, Diva lived at 11 avenue Le Play in Paris, France. For as long as he could remember, Flea also lived in Paris, France—but at no fixed address. When Flea flâneurs past Diva’s courtyard one day, their lives are forever changed. Together, Diva and Flea explore and share their very different worlds, as only true friends can do.

About the Author

Mo Willems (, a number one New York Times best-selling author and illustrator, has been awarded a Caldecott Honor on three occasions (for Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!, Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Tale, and Knuffle Bunny Too: A Case of Mistaken Identity). Dont Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! was also an inaugural inductee into the Indies Choice Picture Book Hall of Fame. The celebrated Elephant & Piggie early-reader series has been awarded the Theodor Seuss Geisel Medal on two occasions (for There Is a Bird on Your Head! and Are You Ready to Play Outside?) as well as garnering four Honors (for We Are in a Book!, I Broke My Trunk!,Let's Go for a Drive! and A Big Guy Took My Ball!).

Tony DiTerlizzi (, a number-oneNew York Times best-selling author and illustrator, created the middle-grade series The Spiderwick Chronicles with Holly Black,which has sold millions of copies, been translated into more than 30 languages and made into a feature film. He won a Caldecott Honor for illustrating The Spider & The Fly, and in 2014 he teamed up with Lucasfilm to retell the original Star Wars trilogy in a picture book featuring artwork by Academy award-winning concept artist, Ralph McQuarrie. He lives in Amherst, Massachusetts with his wife, daughter and dog, Mimi.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781484722848
ISBN-10: 1484722841
Publisher: Disney-Hyperion
Publication Date: October 13th, 2015
Pages: 80
Language: English