by Kwame Alexander
Illustrated by Melissa Sweet
Reviewers suggest this picture book for ages preschool through 2nd grade; but in the hands of the right teacher, this book could enchant and motivate a classroom of 4th-graders or even older. Poet Kwame Alexander is a Newberry Medalist, illustrator Melissa Sweet is a Caldecott Honoree; and together they have created a veritable feast of verse and color, letters and textures. This book describes not only the shimmering feeling one gets when captivated by a good book, but also the juicy richness experienced by writers when creating a poem or a story. Young readers and writers will ‘get’ this book; it also has the power to encourage and fan the curiosity of those beginning the journey into reading. This book is inspiring. Highly recommended as a back-to-school read. For grades PreK-2nd.