Tuesday, 12 November 2013

Picture Book (for all ages)

NZ Writer & Illustrator

Jenny Bornholdt, illustrated by Sarah Wilkins

A Book is a Book

Gecko Press,  2013  $24.99hb 40pp

ISBN 978 1 8775 7992 9

Themes:         Love of books

This is a many layered celebration of a love of books that could be enjoyed across a wide range of ages. Every statement in the book can be read many times over with a new thought occurring each time. The project was first thought of to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Whitireia Publishing and many publishers, editors and writers were consulted.  I was at a function at Millwood Gallery, Wellington last week where we met the four children who acted as advisers during the making and creating and crafting of the book which explains why it works so well. The really charming illustrations sit comfortably on the pages and I am going to keep my copy permanently on my bedside table. On one of the pages it tells us A book smells kind of dry, like cauliflower and you know, this one really does!

When you remove the paper cover on the hard back edition – surprise – there is another, quite different but equally delightful image underneath.

Year 2 up/ Age 6 up     

Julia Marshall, Director Gecko Press, looks on as one of the advisers re investigates the book at Millwood Gallery

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