"A vibrant celebration to welcome toddlers to the world of reading." Booklist, ALA
A treat that will have everyone who hears it enjoying his or her own books just a little bit more, as well as inspiring the newbies.
In this celebratory title, a child receives his first book. From the magical moment he unwraps the gift until he nods off in bed, the cheerful toddler explores all the joys and the practical applications that his new treasure has to offer.
School Library Journal
George and Smith present and endearing homage to the pleasures of books. . . .George needs only a few words on each spread to convey the boy's unadulterated happiness. . . .Smith makes it clear that, while Book represents and exciting new chapter in the boy's life, his gift also fits neatly into his cozy world.
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