A child of Books by Oliver Jeffers
A child of books is a book I have been searching for. ⠀
‘For imagination is free’ ⠀
The idea of imagination is key to this picture book and is portrayed so beautifully through illustrations, excerpts from other stories and a rich tale. ⠀
A young girl sails on a sea of words to invite others to a place where they can search for make-believe, discover treasures, lose themselves in forests and sleep in clouds of song. ⠀
Books are such an essential part of our lives. They enrich how we see the world and open our minds to so many possibilities. ⠀
I adore fiction stories and especially those that send a message of hope, imagination, joy and empowerment.
So what can you do as you read, while you read and after you read A Child of Books?
- Take the time to read through this story by yourself and with a child. There are so many details within each picture and word that you can spend quite a bit of time on each page.
- Search for hidden sentences and author names within the pictures and find out more about the whole story that has been written.
- Create your own page of the book with favourite passages from poems and stories.
- Explore the artwork of Sam Winston and recreate an artwork like his.
- Have a discussion on what life might look like – without books? – Without stories? – without poetry?
- For Older readers – Has there ever been a time in history when books have been banned? How did that world look like?