Wednesday, September 14, 2016

A Child of Books by Oliver Jeffers and Sam Winston

A Child of Books 
by Oliver Jeffers and Sam Winston
Published Sept. 2016
Candlewick Press
40 Pages
Review copy provided by publisher

Goodreads Summary
A little girl sails her raft across a sea of words, arriving at the house of a small boy and calling him away on an adventure. Through forests of fairy tales and across mountains of make-believe, the two travel together on a fantastical journey that unlocks the boy’s imagination. Now a lifetime of magic and adventure lies ahead of him . . . but who will be next? 
Combining elegant images by Oliver Jeffers and Sam Winston’s typographical landscapes shaped from excerpts of children’s classics and lullabies, A Child of Books is a stunning prose poem on the rewards of reading and sharing stories—an immersive and unforgettable reading experience that readers will want to pass on to others.

My Thoughts
Let me make this perfectly clear, if you love books, you need this gorgeous new picture book for your collection.  It is a beautiful reminder of the power and magic of words. Words and book text from classic children's stories are woven into the pages and are part of the illustrations. Everywhere you look there are words! Even the end pages are covered in quotes from books! It is hard for me to adequately describe how breathtaking it is so please take a moment to watch the book trailer and you will see what I mean.

Jeffers and Winston remind us how reading can impact our world.
Share it with the book lover in your life!
I am so excited to share it with my 4th graders! I can just see them poring over the pages right now! 

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See what others have to say about this book:
School Library Journal (starred review)
Kirkus (starred review)