Hard to believe that we've been blogging for SEVEN years!
This year we'd like to celebrate by giving back to our readers with a Giveback-Giveaway every day for seven days.
We'll choose a random winner from the comments each day and send them the featured book of the day. The books we've chosen are all new(ish) books that celebrate books and reading. (As we were choosing books, we realize that we need to update our Books About Books and Reading list in the sidebar. Are any of your favorites missing from our list?)
Thanks for stopping by to help us celebrate 7 years!
This is a book that reminds me of so many books I love, but one that is unique on its own. It reminds me a little bit of Press Here because I can see kids having the same gleeful reaction to this one as they do to Press Here. And it is a great one to add to my collection of books about books and reading.
When you open this book, you see that the inside pages are smaller than the cover. They are smaller because they are actually a book inside the book. The surprises every time you turn a page, continue. I can't even explain the design but I recommend you open it up because, as I said, it will make you gleeful :-)
Somehow Jessie Klausmeier and Suzy Lee have told a story about the power of reading and books in the simplest, most joyful way I've seen. It is a simple, yet powerful message. But the details are far from simple. Even the end pages share a message. It is a colorful book and the design is as important as any other part of the book. Every time I open the book to reread it, I notice something I missed before. Like I said, a real treat.
Young children are going to love this one. It is definitely a great gift book because it is one parents and children can enjoy together over and over. And it is perfect for EVERY the classroom and library. I can't wait to share it with my 4th graders.
There aren't many books that meet the needs of so many readers. The flap inside the book says of this author/illustrator team, "Together they have created a book of startling imagination that is not only an entertaining and interactive read for the very youngest reader, but also a stunning showcase of design that will delight even the most sophisticated book enthusiast." They certainly got that right in my opinion. It is not often that a book can do so many things in such a perfect way.
I love when I read a great book early in the new year. This is already one of my favorite books of 2013 and I am sure it will remain on my list of favorites forever.
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