Goodreads synopsis – Florence and Leon have never met. Florence is a swimming instructor. She has a small problem with her lungs: it’s as if she’s breathing through a straw. Leon is an insurance salesman. He has a small problem with his eyes: it’s as if he’s seeing the world through a straw. One day Florence and Leon bump into each other, literally, and this mishap turns their lives upside down. Over slushy drinks with proper straws, Florence and Leon find out how their differences make them alike.

My thoughts – I love the illustrations in this book, they give a really calm feel to the book, and suit the story perfectly. It’s a really short faced paced, child-friendly romance book. I’d love to read the book with the French and English version together, it would be perfect for the classroom. It’s a very uncommon story for a picture book, as most focus on friendships and children rather than adults.

Classroom uses – I can’t really see many uses for this book in the classroom, other than to promote reading for pleasure. You could discuss disabilities, especially breathing and sight difficulties as they are mentioned in the book.