Thursday, November 2, 2017

Picture Book Review: I Love a Book by Joe Rhatigan

I received a free temporary ecopy of this book from Netgalley and the publisher in exchange for an honest review. 

Title: I Love A Book
Author: Joe Rhatigan
Illustrators: Olga & Aleksey Ivanov
Publisher: Quarto Publishing Group - MoonDance
Publication Date: November 1, 2017
Length: 28 pages

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This is a celebration of books, reading, and our imaginations. I Love A Book opens with a list of types of books and where to find them. The simple, lyrical prose then becomes more frantic as a young reader encounters pirates sailing the sea, a classroom of monsters "learning math with their paws", and even an animal doctor making house calls in a helicopter. 

With lavish illustrations nearly spilling off the page, the young reader finally reaches the end of an exhausting day, ready for bed... and more books. This book is for anyone who loves books and wants to instill this passion in the next generation. 

My Thoughts:
This is a cute little story about a boy who loves books. He loves to discover all the secrets they hold and would rather read than fall asleep at night. A narrator lets us know where he finds books to read any why he likes to read them. 

I love that this is really about enjoying books in general. It highlights some of the wondrous things that you can learn and discover from books as well as the tales you might find yourself thrust into while reading. From pirates to monsters to animal rescues, there's really no end to what you may come across, and that's the true wonder of books! 

The illustrations in this book are gorgeous and fun and I love that there seems to be a mixture of styles. These illustrations are simply magical and really captures the magic of stories and imagination. 

This is the perfect picture book for book lovers to read to their little ones or pass on to others to help instill a love of literature in all. 

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