Book review: A Child of Books by Oliver Jeffers and Sam Winston
A Child of Books is a wondeful book about the importance of stories and imagination. As the child moves through the pages and explores her imagination and the different stories she encounters we get an insight into the way a child, or adult for that matter, can be transported through the words of stories.
The clever illustrations support the books message as the artist uses actual words to create the images. The pathways, seas, creatures and sky are often made up of letters and words that convey more stories. This is actually a really hard thing to do well in artmaking and it has been done to perfection in the pages of this book.
This book promotes reading, story telling, imagination, invention and more. A truely lovely book to add to your library at home or at school that will help to build a culture of creativity.
To extend the learning from this book you could:
- Discuss the importance of story telling in fictional and non-fictional forms.
- Have you ever felt like the words you are reading in a book become pictures in your head and you are transported into the story?
- Can you create an artwork or image using letters and words like in the book?
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