A little girl sails her raft across a sea of words, arriving at the house of a small boy and calling him away on an adventure. Through forests of fairy tales and across mountains of make-believe, the two travel together on a fantastical journey that unlocks the boy’s imagination. Now a lifetime of magic and adventure lies ahead of him . . . but who will be next? Combining elegant images by Oliver Jeffers and Sam Winston’s typographical landscapes shaped from excerpts of children’s classics and lullabies, A Child of Books is a stunning prose poem on the rewards of reading and sharing stories—an immersive and unforgettable reading experience that readers will want to pass on to others.
New York Times best-selling author-illustrator Oliver Jeffers and fine artist Sam Winston deliver a lyrical picture book inspiring readers of all ages to create, to question, to explore, and to imagine.
Rationale for Inclusion: A Child of Books is one of the most beautiful picture books in an artistic sense that I have ever seen. It uses the words of great children’s books in history as a platform to build a world in which a little girl emerges from a book and guides a reader into the enchantment of literature. She reminds the reader, adult and child alike, that books can take you to far away places in your imagination. It uses a literal map to explain a figurative concept, and provides a realm for children to explore new ideas and concepts–from Alice’s Wonderland to the depths of Davey Jones locker, the scrawling literary references will provide so many intriguing introductions to literature for children.