I’m a sucker for books about books. So, I fell in love with The Lonely Book before I even cracked the cover. Kate Bernheimer shows us a lovely, sweet story about a little girl who, like me, falls in love with certain books. Chris Sheban’s soft and gentle artwork makes me long for the library of my elementary school, and the smell of paper, ink and glue.
The Book was loved by many children. It was checked out and read thousands of times. And, as happens with people and books, it aged. It ripped. It faded a little. One day The Book found itself discarded.
Until a little girl found it on the floor. She caressed its tattered pages and absorbed its lovely words. But, as little girls do, she grew older and The Book again found itself discarded.
I don’t want to give away the tender ending of the story. But, I think I’m going to have to order a copy of The Lonely Book to keep ON MY SHELF so it will never be sad like The Lonely Book. I have just the spot to keep it safe and happy.
Here I come again, Amazon.