Children’s literacy advocate John Schu and Caldecott Honor recipient Lauren Castillo celebrate the power of finding the perfect book – in a story that’s relevant now more than ever.
This is a word on a page.
This is a page in a book.
This is a book on a shelf ... waiting.
With a seahorse kite in hand, a child heads out with Dad to the library. On the way they stop at a park, joining lots of people, some of whom are flying kites, too. At the library, a person toting a big pile of books hands over a story on a favourite subject: the seahorse. All around, there are readers poring over books, each with their own questions, ideas to explore, hopes for the future, and imaginations ready to spark.
With a warm, lyrical text and tenderly expressive illustrations, John Schu and Lauren Castillo invite us to imagine the myriad of ways that books can foster connection and understanding – and how they can empower children through their own passions to transform the world.
It’s a lovely pictorial ‘walk’ showing how stories can open our minds to the wonder of the world.
This fabulously illustrated and beautifully designed paean of praise to the power of stories and books is a lyrical delight from beginning to end.
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