I hope you’re doing well on your side of the world. I’m sharing this short post featuring books about books! Be safe, everyone! May you find yourselves lost in a good book!
The Book in the Book in the Book
Written by Julien Baer
Illustrated by Simon Bailly
Translated by Elizabeth Law
Published by Holiday House (2019)
What a beautiful day! So begins the story of a boy named Thomas who is on vacation with his parents. Yay! (I wish I’m on vacation right now!) Thomas enjoys people-watching and going out for walks. As the sun sets and people leave, Thomas decides to look for his parents. It’s time to go home, is it not? Alas, Thomas cannot find his parents. He is all alone. Or is he?
Written by French singer-composer (and children’s writer!), Julien Baer, The Book in the Book in the Book is a story about adventures. When readers open this book, they are transported to Thomas’s world and experience the fun he had with his parents—on the beach, in the Alps, and even in outer space! Artist Simon Bailly offers a little surprise for readers halfway through. After all, it is a book in a book in a book!
The Boring Book
Written and illustrated by Shinsuke Yoshitake
Published by Chronicle Books (2019)
A young boy is bored. His toys are boring. The shows on TV are boring. Ugh! So boring! What’s a boy to do? Well, he decides to figure out why he’s bored, of course! What does “boring” mean? What makes things boring?
The Boring Book is one of a kind and I absolutely adore it! Shinsuke Yoshitake explores boredom through the eyes of a child and magically transforms it into something fun. Silly thoughts and ideas fill the pages, along with Yoshitake’s playful illustrations. The Boring Book is nowhere near boring and a must-have for readers and book hunters alike.