“A Child of Books”
A Child of Books, a lyrical story written and illustrated by Oliver Jeffers and Sam Winston inspires readers to create, wonder, imagine and explore.
Opening line: “I am a child of books. I come from a world of stories.”
“We can lose ourselves in forests of fairy tales.”
“We will travel over mountains of make-believe.”
The illustrations use text from classic tales to create images of tree branches, mountains and the ocean.
This book promotes imagination and wonder.
TITLE: A Child of Books
AUTHOR: Oliver Jeffers, Sam Winston
ILLUSTRATOR: Oliver Jeffers, Sam Winston
PUBLISHER: Candlewick Press, 2016
AGE GROUP: 6-9
CREATIVE COMPONENTS: imagination, wonder
1) With permission, cut out words from a magazine or discarded book, use this clipped text to form shapes and images.
2) What is your favorite story? Make a list of your favorite books and share it with your friends.
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