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Thursday 15 March 2012

Review: Look, a Book!

Two little poppets find a book. It's laying in the dust by the fence outside a rickety house.

They gather the book smartly and climb away atop the old outdoor loo to read it. Take care. Be careful with it. Must not get dust on it.

But a sudden gust of wind unhands the book and a dog takes off with it. Must not let the dog chew on it! Must not let it get wet by the rain.

Hold it close and share it. Treasure it.

Short on text but high on imagination, Look, a Book! is a surreal, dreamlike journey two children make as they realise the pleasure and treasure inside a single book. A book that can be read and enjoyed over and over again.

Blackwood's iconic and beautiful illustrations - a sketchy, watercoloury wonderland, take the reader into imaginative exisle, where only one's own thoughts and visual interpretation matter. Children will be entranced by this book.

Title:  Look, a Book! 
Author: Libby Gleeson 
Illustrator: Freya Blackwood
Publisher: Little Hare, $24.99 RRP
Publication Date: 1 October 2011
Format: Hard cover
ISBN: 9781921541803
For ages: 2 - 8
Type: Picture Book