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Book - 2015 | First edition.
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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.
Publisher: [United States] : Familius, [2015]
Edition: First edition.
Copyright Date: ©2015
ISBN: 9781939629654
Branch Call Number: JP Miles
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) : chiefly colour illustrations (chiefly colour) ; 24 x 29 cm
Additional Contributors: Hoopes, Natalie - Illustrator

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This picture book will remind your inner child of the power of imagination.


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WinterOwl1
Feb 02, 2017

A beautiful book with a brilliant message.

FindingJane Jul 22, 2016

There have been quite a few books written about the joys of reading. This one announces its intentions from the front cover, in large friendly letters that just invite you to pull it from the shelves.

The book is a sly teaser, all right. At first, it seems nothing like the colorful adventure the cover silently promises, with bare lines of black print on white paper. But then it beckons you closer with one printed finger crooked at you. Closer…closer…closer.

That’s when the fun and the magic begin. Nonsensical illustrations leap from the page as one small boy begins his literary adventure. Sprinkled about the pages and wound up in the scenery are words, myriad words in different fonts and colors, in French and English. They almost seem to tell a story or give advice (you can look at them and see if you’re reading your own story) as the boy mutely wanders the road or soars into the sky.

It’s a deceptively simple book, one that extols the joys and benefits of reading and hints that the written word isn’t obsolete yet. This book is meant to be read and read aloud. It’s the perfect bedtime story for any child and I highly recommend it for any parent who might want to pry his/her kid away from the shiny, glowing screen.

BAIR Oct 28, 2015

A beautifully illustrated book that describes the importance of books and reading for an active imagination. Subtly describes how books are different from electronics and the importance in our lives. Highly recommend!

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