A beautifully produced, small-format jacketed hardback with simple illustrations that are whimsical yet humorous.

This book asks ‘what is a book?’ It celebrates books and reading. Although ‘told’ from a child’s view, it captures the value and magic of books felt by all voracious readers, and is a perfect gift for book-lovers of all ages.


Jenny Bornholdt is an acclaimed poet. In 2005–06 she was the NZ Poet Laureate and she received the 2003 Arts Foundation of New Zealand Laureate Award. She lives in Wellington, New Zealand.

Sarah Wilkins has worked as an illustrator in Australia, New Zealand, USA and France. She won the LIANZA Russell Clark Award for Illustration in 2003. She currently lives in Paris, France.


a riotously colourful piece of imagination for children.

North and South Best Books for Christmas

Altogether this book is a joy

The Scotsman

There are just a few lines of text per page but they are so perfect … expounded in the whimsical painted illustrations.

Magpies Magazine

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