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I Love You Book
Do you love books?
Come on a romp through the pages of this enchanting picture book.
Libby Hathorn is an award-winning author and poet of more than 50 books for children and young adults.
Heath McKenzie is a best-selling illustrator who has been involved in well over 200 projects since first being allowed to draw for a living!
|ISBN 9781921479892 (Hardback in Australia, paperback elsewhere)
37pp; 222mm x 222mm; Release date: 15 February 2011
|AUD $26||USD $18||NZD $28||GBP £12||EUR €14|
|ISBN 9781921479908 (ePub)||AUD $8||USD $8||NZD $10||GBP £6||EUR €7|
I confess, I fell instantly in love with I Love You Book; a book about loving books – how could I resist?
This is a delightful rhyming tale about all the good things that spill forth from the pages and the joy that reading brings. Libby Hathorn was inspired by a high school visit in Papua New Guinea, where the parents of students were so thrilled to be learning to read that three mothers performed a 'book drama' about the delights and empowerment of reading.
I Love You Book is a journey through fairytale, myth and mystery, magic and lullaby. A solitary voyage or a shared adventure; I Love You Book has it all.
Spell binding illustrations to set your imagination on fire. Heath McKenzie has an amazing ability to capture a story and present it the way it was meant to be.
I love I Love You Book!
– Angela Hall, Bug in a Book
This tribute to ‘the book’ was inspired by Libby Hathorn’s visit to Papua New Guinea where she visited a high school in Gorokan several years ago. Several of the students’ parents were learning to read and performed a ‘book drama’ for the assembly, called I Love You Book about the joys of reading.
The picture book i Love You Book celebrates every aspect of the absolute joy of ‘the book’: the look, the smell, the sound, the feel, the emotions, and the delights that capture the imagination on every page. Heath McKenzie’s vibrant illustrations take the reader into an array of imaginative scenes that will remind readers of every memorable book they have ever read.
This delightful book will deliver something special for readers and writers of all ages.
– Margaret Warner, Buzz Words
I Love You Book is the new picture book from Libby Hathorn and Heath McKenzie.
In an age when e-books have become a focus for teachers, librarians, parents and readers, I Love You Book celebrates the joys of the traditional book.
It is about the empowerment of reading and the joy that it can bring.
Libby Hathorn, the author of more than 50 books for children and young adults uses evocative language like 'rustle bustle of pages' and skin going 'ting-a-ling to bring the joy of books to life.
In I Love You Book the main character is taken into a world of fun and imagination where kids can climb trees and find a "land brimful of things" and share them in the sky.
Libby Hathorn's text captures the author's passion for books and it's clear from the pictures that illustrator, Heath McKenzie is celebrating his own love for what he does. His vibrant illustrations are full of life and humour.
This is a book that readers can dive into and be taken into a world of imagination. It allows adults to reflect on the books we have loved – the ones that stand out and mean the most to us, that have taken us in.
– Dee White, Kids Book Capers
I totally empathise with the characters in this book by well-loved author Libby Hathorn. Yes, I too love the paper smell and consistently fight the desire to take a bite from a book I truly adore. Yes books are delicious. And yes, they are lovable.
The rustle of the pages. The sound as the book shuts tight. The dreams they conjure, the magical places they take us, the short, hippety-hoppety words and the laughter and the commas, dots and question marks. Libby expresses it all in this book – so perfectly, the reader will nod in appreciation the whole way through.
Told in rhyming text, the book’s illustrations are bright, dynamic, Seussy delight. Heath McKenzie’s divine talent shines through and he takes a flying leap into the imaginative possibility Libby has penned – and comes up with page after page of beautiful imagery both kids and adults will adore.
I love you, book.
– Tania McCartney, Kids Book Capers
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