A riotously colourful piece of imagination for children
A Book is a Book
A beautifully produced, small-format jacketed hardback with simple illustrations that are whimsical yet humorous.
Written by Jenny Bornholdt and illustrated by Sarah Wilkins.
Available as an ebook.
This book asks ‘what is a book?’ It celebrates books and reading. Although ‘told’ from a child’s view, it captures the value and magic of books felt by all voracious readers, and is a perfect gift for book-lovers of all ages.
A book is to read.
A book belongs in a library, on a bookshelf, in a bookshop, in your house.
A story belongs wherever a story belongs.
If it’s Sunday and raining, a book is the perfect thing. Even a small book, because boredom can be very big.
You can read a book while you walk, but you have to be careful not to bump into things.
Jenny Bornholdt is an acclaimed poet. In 2005–06 she was the NZ Poet Laureate and she received the 2003 Arts Foundation of New Zealand Laureate Award. She lives in Wellington, New Zealand.
Sarah Wilkins has worked as an illustrator in Australia, USA, New Zealand and France. She won the LIANZA Russell Clark Award for Illustration in 2003.
Country of Origin New Zealand Reader Age 2-5 year, 5-7 year, 6-8 year Book Size N/A 18 × 20 cm ISBN BookisaBook 9781877579929
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