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by David Miles and Natalie Hoopes


Overview - In a world dazzled by the latest gadgets and mesmerized by Internet videos, the humble book seems like the most ordinary thing that could be. And perhaps it is until you learn to look closer . . . and closer . . . and closer . . . and you re suddenly in a world that only you can imagine.  Read more...

 
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Overview
In a world dazzled by the latest gadgets and mesmerized by Internet videos, the humble book seems like the most ordinary thing that could be. And perhaps it is until you learn to look closer . . . and closer . . . and closer . . . and you re suddenly in a world that only you can imagine.
With soft, warm storytelling and stunning, whimsical illustrations, Book embarks the reader on an imaginative journey through the literary lands of fact and fiction, a world where passwords, viruses, and broken screens can t stop a young boy s earnest quest for truth. Join in this celebration of literature, scrape the skies of opportunity, traverse the forests of what-could-be, free the powers of knowledge, and discover once again why the humble book is anything but ordinary."

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9781939629654
  • ISBN-10: 1939629659
  • Publisher: Familius
  • Publish Date: July 2015
  • Page Count: 32
  • Reading Level: Ages 4-8


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Publishers Weekly Reviews

Publishers Weekly® Reviews

  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2015-05-04
  • Reviewer: Staff

Miles (Mrs. McFig and the Very Big Wig) and newcomer Hoopes celebrate the power of books to entertain, transport, and inspire. “This is a book,” Miles begins. “Black words on white paper. No buttons. No bonus levels.” (He clearly knows his competition.) The opening pages are indeed simply black type on white backgrounds, but the words grows larger as Miles encourages readers to look “closer, and closer, and closer” until the letters erupt into colorful worlds of undersea animals, rocket ships, and distant mountaintops. A boy, first seen crawling from behind one of the letters, enters a world of floating islands, dirigibles, and hot-air balloons, before going on to receive a key from a witch, dance with fairy-tale creatures, and use the key to unlock a door, out of which pour books and words representing knowledge and truth. The writing can be a bit overblown (“Where imagination scrapes the skies of opportunity, the forests of what-could-be stretch beyond the horizon”), but Hoopes’s intricately detailed illustrations conjure expansive yet cozy imaginary landscapes that readily evoke the possibilities that await within books. Ages 3–5. (July)

 
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