Open This Little Book

27 Mar

Open-This-Little_Product-Shot_smallThis book is such a fun surprise when you open it.  I have seen this title flit across the blogs and book reviews, but I didn’t realize its structure until I opened it up and began to read.  Inside you’ll find the first on many “little” books, this one being purple, where you meet a number of characters all reading different colored, smaller books.  Finally you reach the center, where the book turns almost inside out and each book closes making them a little bigger and a little bigger. 

I think young children will absolutely delight in such a fun and interactive story.  The distinctive artwork done by illustrator Suzy Lee, who also wrote and illustrated Wave, does an amazing and simple job of creating characters in a miniature world in pen and ink drawings.  Jesse Klausmeier, the debut author, certainly understands the excitement of miniature items and the idea of feeling BIG to small children.  I adored this book and re-read it a few times to enjoy the simplicity and complexity all at the same time.  I know this might be a slightly confusing and round-about review, but this is definitely a book that you to experience for yourself.  I’m thinking about how to use it in story time…

For more about the author, head on over to her website!  For more about the illustrator, check out her website!

Title: Open This Little Book
Author: Jesse Klausmeier
Illustrator: Suzy Lee
Publisher: Chronicle Books
Publication Date: 2013

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