Clarion Books, Hardcover, 9780395982877, 32pp.
Publication Date: October 1, 2001
I can turn your pages by myself.
I like the way you close.
I can put you on my shelf.
Books can be for silly times or quiet, for reading alone or sharing . . . but always to enjoy. A small child discovers their magic for the very first time in this exuberant ode to book appreciation by award-winning poet Kristine O Connell George. Brightly colored illustrations are a perfect match for the spare, rhyming text, and thick pages with rounded corners make this a special first real book for baby.
"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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