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Wednesday 18 April 2018

Review: The Children Who Loved Books

Angus and Lucy don’t have many things.

They don’t have a TV. They don’t have a car. They don’t even have a house.

But they do have books. Lots and lots and lots of books.

Angus and Lucy love their books and all the things they can do with them… until the day their parents decide there are too many books and they all have to go. 

But could life possibly be better without books?

The Children Who Loved Books is a heart-warming tale about discovering the grass is not always greener on the other side. It’s about love, family and the amazing power books have to bring people together.

Esteemed creator Peter Carnavas is a master of words. The story is simple but magically magnetic. It’s fun but filled with multiple meanings, each beautifully camouflaged for readers to pull out if they choose. 

I would call it a classic, a favourite, a warm bedtime hug. And with Carnavas’ stunning illustrations, it's a book that's lovely for a leisurely read so you can soak up the vivid colours, funky characters and hidden details.

If you’re looking for a picture book that will make you smile, think and question all at the same time, this is the one. Once you’ve checked it out (and fallen in love with it), don’t forget to check out The Boy on the Page as well, and if you'd like to know more about Peter Carnavas (and get some insider illustrator tips), make sure to read our Meet The Illustrator: Peter Carnavas interview.

Title: The Children Who Loved Books
Author/Illustrator: Peter Carnavas
Publisher: New Frontier Publishing, $24.99
Publication Date: 15 May 2012
Format: Hard cover
ISBN: 9781921928161
For ages: 2+
Type: Picture Book