Thursday, October 16, 2014

The Jacket


The Jacket
by Kirsten Hall
illustrated by Dasha Tolstikova
Enchanted Lion Books, 2014
review copy provided by the publisher

This is a book about a book who wants nothing more than "for a child to discover him. / To disappear into his pages. / To laugh at his story. / To love him and care for him in a way all favorite books know."

That day finally comes for Book, but unfortunately, the girl who loves him also loves her dog, who loves to roll in the mud, which spells disaster for Book.

All is not lost, though. The girl is creative. Can you guess what she makes for her book to cover the mud stains? Yup. A jacket!

Directions for making a book jacket are included. ("*Don't forget to cut eye holes for your book's eyes!")


5 comments:

  1. Interesting idea - it reminded me about all the book jackets I made it high school for text books out of a brown paper bag. What lovely canvases they were for doodling and thinking.

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  2. Sounds interesting. Do you think this would be a book that could motivate EL students to become more interested in books? What reading level would you say this is?

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  3. Hi, Mary Lee. This book looks like so much fun. I can imagine going to town making book jackets out of origami paper.

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  4. Love this (along with everything Enchanted Lion publishes!).

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  5. Very creative. Kids will love that story.

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