Tuesday, June 23, 2015

The Good Little Book - a bookwrap


"The Good Little Book"  authored by Kyo Maclear and illustrated by Marion Arbona

Ages 4-8

Unwrapping the illustrations for you...

About the book...

"One day a boy drifted into the study.  This boy had just landed himself in trouble and been sent off to "think things over."  Which he did for exactly twelve seconds.  Then he began to explore."

After checking out the room and finding nothing but ancient, uninteresting stuff he went to the bookshelf and withdrew the good little book, that rested there without a proper jacket.  He got so engrossed in the book that he was oblivious to his world around him.  He got entirely lost in the adventures and possibilities that he was reading about.  

As the seasons passed the good little book and he became very close comrades, inseparable really. This new found friend of his accompanied the boy everywhere he went and brought him great happiness.  

"Until, one day, something terrible happened...The boy lost his favourite book."

The boy searched everyplace but alas the good little book was gone.  The boy stressed over its possible demise and agonized over finding his friend once again.  Will he finally discover where the good little book may be?  He did discover that very few people have time for a lost book and could care a less how good or little it may be.  Join the boy as he madly searches from pillar to post .... but to no avail, and then he has an epiphany regarding it.

"You see, a good little book never completely goes away."

The illustrations are detailed, quirky and bold.  I thoroughly enjoyed this book and highly recommend it.

About the author and illustrator...

Kyo Maclear is a critically acclaimed, award-winning author for big people and little people. Her previous picture books for children include Julia, ChildMr. FluxSpork; and Virginia Wolf, which won the Governor General's Literary Award for Illustration, Canada's most prestigious children's book prize. The Letter Opener, her first novel for adults, won the K.M. Hunter Artists Award and was shortlisted for the Amazon.ca/Books in Canada First Novel Award. Her most recent novel, Stray Love, appeared on several notable "Best of 2012" lists. She lives in Toronto with singer and composer David Wall and their two children.Residence: Toronto, ON Hometown: Toronto, ON Author Site: www.kyomaclearkids.com 

Marion Arbona was born in France in the
 early eighties. After obtaining an animation film diploma from the Ecole Nationale des Arts Decoratifs of Paris, she settled in Montreal. Thanks to a pair of good winter boots, she endures the cold weather and devotes herself to her art. She has illustrated more than thirty children's books, including, most recently, Sam's Pet Temper, and her work has been honored in several international competitions. Visit her online at marionarbona.com.

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It's a wrap.

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