Wednesday, December 1, 2010
December Older Sibling Picture Book Pick: It's A Book
In a world of brightly-colored picture books, this one's simple shapes, calm colors, and quirky characters stand out. The story is fraught with childlike-tension--the annoyance of one character that wishes to be left in peace to enjoy a book, while another pelts him with frenetic questions about what a book is? The tone of the questions is somewhat disparaging. You mean the book doesn't DO anything?
A witty, wonderful, unforgettable ... book.
Note: Can you find the word I've never read in a picture book before?
(Parental discretion is advised.)
Extensive review quotes, under 'Product Description'
It's A Book
Author-illustrator: Lane Smith
Roaring Brook Press, 2010