A Book is a Book
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A Book is a Book

Jenny Bornholdt, Sarah Wilkins

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

A book is to read. A book belongs in a library, on a bookshelf, in a bookshop, in your house. A story belongs wherever a story belongs. If it’s Sunday and raining, a book is the perfect thing. Even a small book, because boredom can be very big. You can read a book while you walk, but you have to be careful not to bump into things.


I gasped with delight on my first encounter with this whimsical marriage of words and pictures, and I reverently turned the cream-coloured pages with their delightful illustrations. Obviously talented creators had fun celebrating everything to do with the wonder that’s the book. You too will be inspired to have lots of fun exploring with young readers what a book is, what it’s for, how to use it and what to do with it.

My favourite observation is that, ‘Some books are small because some writers are very tired.’ And of course, ‘A book can never run out of power.’ Hark, book lovers! This beautiful little treasure is for you.

Highly recommended.

Athina Clarke is a Children’s & YA Book Specialist at Readings Malvern.

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