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Books Do Not Have Wings

 
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This whimsical, rhyming tale whirls readers through all the fantastic things that can be found between the pages of a book. From a pirate adventure to a fairy fete, Books Do Not Have Wings explores all the wonderful things a book is that go way beyond its cover and pages.

Table of Contents

  • Beginning of text

Details

Specifications

  • Dewey: [E]
  • Graphics: Full-color illustrations
  • Hardcover (9781585369645): 32 pages, 9 (w) x 11 (h), © 2016, 09/01/2016
  • PDF (9781627539814): 32 pages, 9 (w) x 11 (h), © 2016, 09/01/2016
  • Hosted ebook (9781634718639): 32 pages, 9 (w) x 11 (h), © 2016, 09/01/2016
  • Subject: Language Arts

Leveling

  • Suggested Interest Level: Age 5 - Age 8
  • Suggested Reading Level: Grade 2
  • Guided Reading Level: O
  • ATOS Interest Level: LG
  • Accelerated Reader® Quiz: Pending

BISAC Subjects

Reviews

Booklist - Books Do Not Have Wings

In the immortal words of Oscar Hammerstein, “A bell is no bell ’til you ring it,” and in this picture book, Barnes and Coelho make a similar case: a book is just a book until it’s opened. Each page is filled with fantastic illusions and meticulously detailed illustrations that demonstrate the many things that a book is not. A boy and girl are shown plunging into the pages of a book populated with wild gizmos, a fish-shaped submarine, a “cunning old shrew / with a bubbling brew / of lizard stew,” a sleeping dragon, and many other attractive oddities. Sumptuous illustrations in jewel-tone colors will draw viewers along to the end, where the point is clearly stated; the mysterious roundabout message will delight some and confuse others. “A book is a book / when all by itself, / when it’s closed and flat, / alone on the shelf.” When opened, it inevitably becomes much more.

Contributors

Author: Brynne Barnes

Brynne Barnes earned a B.S. from the University of Michigan and aM.A. from Eastern Michigan University, and she teaches writing at Adrian College. This is her first picture book. She lives in Ann Arbor, Michigan,where she writes books, poetry, and music.

Illustrator: Rogério Coelho