Two new beautiful books have graced the shelves at Woozles in the last few months, and we would like to share their stories with you.
These are books about books and libraries. They will be especially loved and enjoyed by children and adults who love the experience of reading, looking at, and holding books. And by those who are amazed about the wonders that libraries make available to everyone who chooses to visit one.
We hope that you enjoy these books as much as we do!
The Lonely Book by Kate Bernheimer illustrated by Chris Sheban
Imagine the life cycle of a new library book: a shiny, new picture book, of fairies and toadstools, is put on display with other new books. Eager children reach for it time and again. It is repeatedly on loan, and is read every night in many households. As time passes, the book is replaced by other new ones, but still draws many eager readers in with its wonderful story and pictures.
A little girl discovers this book one day at the library, and is captured by its story and beauty. She takes it home time and again. She moves on to other books, but never forgets this one, even when the book is no longer in circulation at the library, and it is relegated to the library’s basement storage area. Read on to find out how special a book can be for a young person, especially when the book is almost meant to be reunited with its avid reader!
Soft and shady pictures fill the pages of this book. It is a longer read which will hold the interest of older children ages 7-10, as well as younger children.
Ages 4+ Hardcover $19.99
The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore written and illustrated by William Joyce
Morris Lessmore is a man of words, and stories. He writes everyday of his joys and sorrows and of everything he knows. One day, a great wind storm blows away his world, including the words in his storybook. As he wanders, wondering where to go and what to do, he meets a flying lady who shares her own favourite story with Morris. This storybook leads Morris to a wonderful building where many books come to nest. Inside, Morris finds a treasure trove of books whose stories he can hear whispered all around. Morris becomes the caretaker and reader of these books, and his own story begins to be written again.
This is the book that inspired the Academy Award–winning short film of the same name. William Joyce’s beautiful, richly coloured, dreamlike pictures grace the large landscape oriented pages. Children and adults alike will see and feel the places that books and their words can take us.
Ages 4+ Hardcover $19.99