A Child of Books by Oliver Jeffers

A Child of Books by Oliver Jeffers

A Child of Books by Oliver Jeffers; illustrated by Sam Winston. 2016. Watercolor, pencils, digital collage, hand lettered.

Brief summary: A young girl floats over a sea of words to the home of a boy to ask if he would like to play. They go on an adventure using their creativity and imagination with words. Several excerpts from children’s books appear throughout the book shaped in landscapes, creatures, and backgrounds to the two children in contrast to the words of the story which are done in a hand-written style.

Comments:  The first line is the best, “I am a child of books. I come from a world of stories.” I had to stop and realize that I was a child of books too.