A Child of Books – Oliver Jeffers


A Child of Books by Oliver Jeffers

My rating: 6 of 5 stars
Received: Publisher
Published: September 6th, 2016
Publisher: Candlewick Press
Genres & Themes: Picture Book, Books about Books, Friendship, Imagination


A little girl sails her raft across a sea of words, arriving at the house of a small boy. She invites him to go away with her on an adventure into the world of stories… where, with only a little imaginaton, anything at all can happen.


I love books that love books.

Books that celebrate the love of reading and the importance of having imagination, creativity.

For your imagination can take you places no one else or nothing else can.

I relate to that. Sometimes I’m in the bus and I know I have an hour of sitting before I can get where I have to, and to pass the time, I start thinking about the future and creating stories in my mind.

We all do that, don’t we? I don’t know how many scenarios have taken their first breath inside my mind but not enough for my mind to be overflowing with them, meaning that I can still come up with more.

And that’s the beauty of imagination. You can never have too much of it. Granted, you should be able to make the difference between dream and reality, but creativity will help you not only to escape when in need, but also to develop your full potential.

I know that without creativity I could never write an essay. You need to have imagination to form words, to start conversations, to seduce, to help children grow. Everything in life requires imagination.

So I loved this book, and I would give it six stars if I could.

Wait, I can. I can do whatever I want. We’re not on Goodreads after all. Hehehe, let me introduce you to shady Lola.

But seriously, give this a chance someday. It’ll enchant you, that I can guarantee.


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