The Good Little Book by Kyo Maclear and Illustrated by Marion Arbona
Publishing Date: August 11, 2015
Publisher: Tundra Books
Pages: 40 pages
The Premise: From the author of Virginia Wolf and Spork, comes a brand new beautifully illustrated picture book. The picture book follows a young boy who was sent to the library for a time-out and he picks up the good little book. Picking it up with only expectations to pass time, he ends up enticed by the book and spends the entire afternoon reading it. The book begins to mean a lot to the boy until one day it is lost. Is he able to find it again? What happens now?
My overall thoughts and review: To begin with, I'm a big fan of Maclear's other books and when I heard there was a new one coming about a book, I was incredibly excited. I've started to review picture books more often on my blog because they are just wonderful. The art in this book is stunning and the story is just so beautiful. It has a wonderful message about reading and there is so much detail in the art that you take your time with each page. I think that this a great read for children but mainly a great read for those of all-ages. It is a story about falling in love with the act of reading and finding that one special book. I really enjoyed it and I would highly recommend you check it out!
My rating of the book: ✮✮✮✮✮ (5/5 stars)
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Disclaimer: I received an advanced reader's copy of this book via Netgalley from Random House Canada for consideration/review. All opinions are my own.