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Posted February 28, 2014
Do books have feelings? Do they have a pulse or a message they deliver in a soft whisper to your mind and heart? I think they definitely do. Were you ever browsing in the library or your local bookstore, sorting through titles, when one shouts to you, "Pick me!" You need to hear what I have to say right now about what is happening in your life's journey." I bet you have.
This fabulous little book will tickle a book-lovers ears. The illustrations are soft and muted and beautiful to behold. Much of the setting of this lyrical narrative transpires inside a library with new books arriving daily ...
"The library was busy every day with children looking for books about everything in the world, and the moss-green book about the girl in the forest was often chosen and taken home. Whenever the book was returned, it was placed on the shelf where the newest books lived. There was a long list of children waiting for the book, and it hardly ever slept at the library."
After many encounters with eager new children wanting to read "the book" eventually the well-loved book became worn and tattered looking and less in demand and then.....completely forgotten.
"Dropped in a dark corner by a daydreaming child, and not even the librarian found it." Until a dark-haired girl discovered it, rescued it from obscurity, brought it home, and enjoyed its soft whisperings."
Alice accidentally left the precious book at the library, and try as she might both she and the kind librarian assistant could not locate her favourite book. Then one day.....no....not spoiling ..... You will have to check out the book and find out for yourself. Did Alice finally find her book? Where had it been living? All these are good questions that need answering dear reader. I know you will be very happy with the ending as all stories should have a happy ending (in my opinion) and everyone should live happily ever after, even if you are a lonely book.
Posted September 29, 2013
Posted March 10, 2013
I hate to say that this book is just precious because that sounds, well, just too precious for words...but it is in the sense of being a found gem. Beautiful in both illustration and words, it tells the story of a book that is loved by many over the years, but then forgotten only to be reclaimed later by a young girl who loved and remembered it. I'm sharing it at our B&N storytime this week...hopefully it will inspire my little listeners and other readers to recall their favorite childhood books.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted June 1, 2012
Illustrations are beautiful and dreamlike and fill most of the 34 large size pages. The story is sparse, but there enough words to capture the imagination and heart of young children who love to be read to or who have already begun the 'reading-by-myself' stage. My four year old grandson, soon to be five, wanted it read to him over and over.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.