In a world dazzled by the latest gadgets and mesmerized by Internet videos, the humble book seems like the most ordinary thing that could be. And perhaps it is—until you learn to look closer … and closer … and closer … and you’re suddenly in a world that only you can imagine.
With soft, warm storytelling and stunning, whimsical illustrations, Book embarks the reader on an imaginative journey through the literary lands of fact and fiction, a world where passwords, viruses, and broken screens can’t stop a young boy’s earnest quest for truth. Join in this celebration of literature, scrape the skies of opportunity, traverse the forests of what-could-be, free the powers of knowledge, and discover once again why the humble book is anything but ordinary.
SPECIFICATIONS: Hardback | 229 x 280 mm | Colour Illustrations | 32 Pages |
David Miles makes books for a living. He also reads books, writes books, sells books, shelves books, thinks about books, drives to books, sleeps to books, cooks from books, but he doesn’t eat books (which is fortunate). Book is his second children’s book.
Natalie Hoopes recently graduated from Brigham Young University with a BFA inIllustration. Her artwork has been published in the The Friend, New Era and Liahona Magazines.
Reading Time Review by Julie Long, October 2015
“With echoes of Sendak’s Where the Wild Things Are, we see a boy climb a rope ladder, enter a world of enchantment and then return via the same rope ladder to the comfort of home…This is indeed a celebration of the book as a companion and a vehicle for imagination…will appeal to adults as well as children as an affirmation of a love of books”
Practical Parenting, September 2015
“The humble Book is anything but ordinary.”
Kids’ Book Review, August 2015
“I adore this story for its purpose. Book is simple and yet complex. Book gives children a fresh perspective. It is a celebration of literature and an invitation to discover once again why the humble book is anything but ordinary.”
Get Parenting Blog, August 2015
“Join in this celebration of literature, scrape the skies of opportunity, traverse the forests of what-could-be, free the powers of knowledge, and discover once again why the humble book is anything but ordinary.”