Sunday, March 24, 2013
Open This Little Book by Jesse Klausmeier
Illustrated by Suzy Lee. 40 p. Chronicle Books, January, 2013. 9780811867832. (Purchased.)
I'm a little late to the party with this one. Lots of great things have been written already, and I'm not so sure I have anything to add. Except, grab this little cutie and a favorite cutie of the small person variety, cozy up on a couch and dive right in. Be prepared to do it again and again.
It's a concept book, a sort of book version of nesting dolls. Someone somewhere described it as a cumulative story. Ah... not quite, but I see it. It has also been described as meta-fiction, so do add it to your pile of examples if you're a teacher. Do add it to your collection if you are an elementary school or public librarian. Do add it to your collection if you have a youngster at home. Heck, add it anyway because it's fun.
View the book trailer here. Visit the author's website here. Visit the illustrator's website here.
Other blog reviews:
100 Scope Notes
Waking Brain Cells