This week a treasure of a book arrived at my house.
The Good Little Book written by Kyo Maclear and illustrated by Marian Arbona
This title perfectly captures true
#booklove and the notion that books must be shared. What a perfect book to get us thinking about heading back into classrooms and reading to children or snuggling up for a cozy family story time with your own little ones. Books about loving books are especially special. They celebrate the wonder and magic of reading. This title by Maclear reminds us that our attachments to certain stories can be passionate and run deep.
This book is unique. It doesn’t have a jacket (significant later in the story) and its end pages are some of the most exquisite I have ever seen. Vibrant red flowers, quirky doodles and a name plate that makes us think about a very important question: Does a book truly belong to any one person?
This book is about a boy and his book. His love for the book grows slowly. It comforts him. It transports him to new places and inspires him to experience a myriad of emotions. Soon, he is most definitely attached. And then one day, his book is missing. He worries. He searches. He mourns.
It might be that he does come across this book again. But our boy is now a reader and he knows, most certainly, that a book is a gift. A gift to be shared.
Such a gem. This good little book 🙂
This week I celebrate The Good Little Book and all of the #booklove it will conjure up in its readers.
I have also shared some of my other favourite titles that honour books, literacy and reading.
The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore by William Joyce
The Library written by Sarah Stewart and illustrated by David Small
That Book Woman written by Heather Henson and illustrated by David Small
Mr. George Baker written by Amy Hest and illustrated by Jon J Muth
The Snatchabook written by Helen Docherty and illustrated by Thomas Docherty.
The Bee Tree by Patricia Polacco
The Best Book in the World by Rilla
Thank you to Ruth Ayres and the #celebratelu community! Being part of a community that regularly shares gratitude and celebrations truly transforms my weeks.
Thank you to Pamela at Penguin Random House Canada for providing the copy of The Good Little Book for review!