A Child of Books
by Oliver Jeffers, illustrated by Sam Winston
Candlewick Press, 2016
A brilliant story that inspires a child’s imagination to wonder how they “are of books” and “come from a world of stories.”
A young girl, raised with stories, imagines a trip where she invites a friend to travel with her. They walk through the “forests of fairy tales”, hike up the “mountains of make-believe” and “sleep in clouds of song.” She believes “we’re made of stories.” The illustrator Sam Winston fills each page with words that shape the objects in the pictures, weave paths, and make tree branches, shadows, and stars. Every page is a feast for the child of words and stories as they identify story characters, popular story phrases and poems woven into illustrations.