The Book from Far Away
Author: Bruce Handy
Illustrator: Julie Benbassat
In this fantastical picture book perfect for fans of Aaron Becker’s Journey, a human child and a child from another planet discover that no matter where you live or what your books are like, reading—and sharing—are universal.
A cosmic celebration of the joy of sharing books and having new experiences awaits readers in this captivating wordless picture book for ages 4 to 8. A child busy reading in a treehouse spots a family who seems to have just arrived on Earth for a picnic. The youngest member of the alien family holds a mind-bendingly strange object. Could it be a book from outer space? At the end of this gorgeously illustrated tale, each child returns home with a book from far away to remember a kind stranger. Sure to take its place among gently fantastical favorites like Sophie Blackall’s If You Come to Earth and Carson Ellis’s Du Iz Tak?, this picture book will enchant and delight curious kids and book lovers everywhere.