A Child of Books

A Child of Books

Book - 2016 | First U.S. edition
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A young reader introduces a boy to the many imaginative worlds that books bring to life.
Publisher: Somerville, Massachusetts : Candlewick Press, 2016
Edition: First U.S. edition
Copyright Date: ©2016
ISBN: 9780763690779
Call Number: jE JEFFERS 2016
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 27 cm
Additional Contributors: Winston, Sam - Illustrator


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Sep 22, 2020

My entire family, from the adults to the 3 year old, loved this one!

Jun 28, 2018

This book celebrates imagination and the love of stories. The art style is simple yet whimsical and it uses colour purposefully.
Note: Despite the fact that it's not a text-heavy book, it would be better appreciated by older children (7 & up ) because younger children won't understand the subtleties in the word art that adds layers of meaning to this book.

Jan 15, 2018

Elegantly captures the essence of all that's possible through books with gorgeous illustrations.

Mar 15, 2017

Our family loves Oliver Jeffers but this perhaps it's not one of his best books.

Oct 15, 2016

Very abstract thinking will make it hard for intended audience, the children, to grasp. Also I had to point out what the letters in books were trying to illustrate to my nephew. He understood that, but since he can't read it just looks like gibberish to him. Books that talk about reading more books don't really appeal to me.

This is a beautiful book about the power of stories. The words are warm and soothing and the art is a brilliant combination of layered written words and illustrations. This is one that parents and kids will both love and will be an frequently requested bedtime read.

ArapahoeMary Oct 07, 2016

Simply beautiful. Although I believe the story would be better appreciated by an elementary-aged child (or older). As an adult, I appreciate the artistry and beauty of the book.

ArapahoeKati Oct 04, 2016

I really, really wanted to like this...but I just didn't. It was creative, but it didn't do much for me.


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