What will you find when you open this little book? A fun story's Sweet characters? Enticing pictures? Yes! But much more. Open this book and you will find...another book...and another...and another. Debut author Jesse Klausmeier and master book creator Suzy Lee have combined their creative visions to craft a seemingly simple book about colors for the very youngest readers, an imaginative exploration of the art of book making for more sophisticated aficionados, and a charming story of friendship and the power of books for all.
|Publisher:||Chronicle Books LLC|
|Product dimensions:||8.30(w) x 11.20(h) x 0.40(d)|
|Age Range:||3 - 6 Years|
About the Author
Suzy Lee's books Wave and Shadow were both selected as New York Times Best Illustrated Books. Born in Seoul, Korea, she currently lives in Singapore. Visit her website at www.suzyleebooks.com.
Jesse Klausmeier was born in Madison, WI and currently lives in New York City, where she works in children's publishing. Open This Little Book is her debut book. Visit her online at: www.jesseklausmeier.com
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
My 2nd graders enjoyed reading this together at the beginning of the year. They enjoyed the predictability and being able to read along with me.
This little book celebrates the power and the actual physical act of turning pages and conducting the story manually. It is a true visual treat and encourages the reader to go forth and discover a whole new world of books. The reader opens an increasingly tiny series of books within a book- each adding a layer of colour and script until the whole book itself displays a rectangle of rainbow colours. The pencil and watercolour illustrations are created with soft colours and then digitally manipulated. The nesting books are read by a ladybug, a frog, a rabbit, a bear and a female giant whose hands are so big she cannot possibly manipulate her tiny book so the other characters jump in and help her out. The ultimate reader is a child who is encouraged at the end to go out and read even more. The book's colours, animal characters and imaginative exploration of the art of book making is phenomenal. It shares a message of friendship, kindness and sharing that if applied can actually change the world. The design of the book is unique and clever. Small children (and I must admit adults too) will love opening the books, turning their pages, reading the simple stories and then closing the books up again. It encourages the love of reading first in the animal world and then into the human one. The last page sums it all up perfectly....so many books in our world and so little time to read them all. This debut author teamed up with master book creator, Suzy Lee, is truly a winner.
"Open This Little Book" is brilliant in it's originality and simplicity: a book within a book within a book, and so on. But beyond the initial novelty, it's so much more: a celebration of the physical act of reading a book, a delight in discovering that each shrinking page has been sneakily constructing a rainbow, and a conclusion that encourages the reader to discover an entire world of books. Quite a big feat for a book that humbly describes itself as "Little". Author Jesse Klausmeier makes a bold debut, proving that the traditional paper-bound book still has a few tricks up it's sleeve in a digital world. I suspect that this is just the beginning of a very remarkable career. Best you get in on the ground floor, folks. Illustrator Suzy Lee's breezy, lyrical lines create a world that is meant for snuggling under the covers and discovering details you didn't catch upon the first reading. Her art is a perfect fit for Klausmeier's words, both of which are beyond charming. "Open This Little Book" is a complete delight. Go get it and open it with someone special.
This is an amazing book that my children love! They have not tired of reading it and looking for new things in the pictures. It holds their interest as they open each "little book" and are captivated by the story. Let's hear more from this author!