Monday, September 12, 2011

A What? It's a Little Book by Lane Smith


It's a rematch, this time done up in diapers back in their baby days, between Lane Smith's determined bookophile monkey and his quizzical technophile friend the donkey.

As this early reader sits on his padded bottom, lost in the little volume in his hands, his skeptical friend wants to know what to do with such an absorbing object. Could it be a teething biscuit? he wonders as he tries a nibble. Wearing? (open, on his head) Flying? (a sturdy paper airplane Building? (a ready-made roof for his block building. How about a not-so-soft pillow? A saddle blanket? A laptop? A really flat smart phone?

Nope, Nope. Nope, and nope again!

His patient companion never misses a beat as he maintains his concentration on the intriguing object:


Lane Smith has reconfigured his current New York Times best-selling hit, It's a Book as a board book for the youngest readers in his just published It's a Little Book (Roaring Brook, 2011), which retains the sly humor and skillful characterizations established in the title for slightly older readers in this delightful spin-off.

See the (admittedly adorable) trailer for this little book about a little book here.

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  • How lovely. I just love how a children's tale unfold. How the words in the story are narrated. And how simple yet meaningful children's stories unravel.

    By Anonymous ishmael, at 12:37 PM  

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