We all love books and I especially love books which celebrate books and that’s exactly what these titles featured in this post do.
Dog Loves Books by Louise Yates
is about a little Dog who loves all kinds of books. He has his own bookshop which sells every book you could possibly think of. In fact, he seems like a better bookseller than me! I love this book, the illustrations are charming and it’s impossible not to be swept away with this tale of a charming little dog. And of course there’s the added bonus of introducing kids to the wonder and whimsy of a great book, masterfully encouraging them to get reading.
The Incredible Book Eating Boy by Oliver Jeffers
Whilst you and I READ books to get clevererererer, Henry decides to cheat by eating the books he finds at the library and he finds the more he eats, the smarter he gets and ends up devouring all the books hes can get his knife and fork on. It’s all about moderation though and Henry soon learns that too much of one thing can be bad for you.
I adore Oliver Jeffers; as a person, as an author and as an illustrator. He just gets it. He recognises what a picture book is all about and never forgets who it is for. For the child to enjoy, to lose themselves in the intensity of the tale and adults and children alike can do so in this charming, slightly wacky tale. This picture book is also available as a pop-up book which is pretty darn cool.
Picture book: 9780007182312
Pop-up picture books: 9780007320912