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The Library Book (Hardcover)

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By Gabby Dawnay, Ian Morris (Illustrator)
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Can I do this book justice?! I hope so ‘cause I love it! Cheery, bright illustrations are paired with playful, lively, lyrical text that’s just a joy to read out loud! After all: "Books make stories come alive and wait like paper fishing hooks to reel you in, and with a tug, you've gone and caught the reading bug! Read a book and you will find that MAGIC grows inside your mind!"  Boom! Need I say more?

— Susan


A sweet storybook recounts how a boy who doesn’t like reading is finally won over during a visit to the library.

Zach would much rather watch TV than flip through a boring book. But thanks to his friend’s stubborn efforts to show him the magic and excitement of reading, Jack finally goes to the library and finds a book he can’t put down.

Featuring simple, rhyming text by Gabby Dawnay and dynamic pen- and-ink drawings by illustrator Ian Morris, this story is an ode to the joys of reading and a love letter to books and libraries.

About the Author

Gabby Dawnay is the bestselling author of ten books for children, a regular contributor to OKIDO magazine, and a scriptwriter for children’s television.

Ian Morris is a debut illustrator who lives in Manchester, England. Ian was named one of the top ten upcoming image makers by the Association of Illustrators.

Praise For…

Scribbly line art by Morris, in a style reminiscent of Quentin Blake and
Matthew Cordell, portrays an immense library with rickety ladders, a
friendly dinosaur shelf, and book stacks large enough to climb... A
celebration of books and literacy... Dawnay’s lines preach the thrill of
finding a new read.
— Publishers Weekly

For those who love to read, the library is a wondrous place—books as far
as the eye can see. Morris leans into the magic and enchantment even
further: At this library, books are
stacked in mountainous piles, with eager children scaling the teetering
towers, trying to find the perfect tale just for them... Dawnay’s
rhyming couplets scan well and read aloud easily... Here’s hoping
reluctant readers will be inspired to search for their
own perfect books.
— Kirkus Reviews

Product Details
ISBN: 9780500652602
ISBN-10: 0500652600
Publisher: Thames & Hudson
Publication Date: August 31st, 2021
Pages: 32
Language: English