The Jacket

The Jacket

Picture Book - 2014
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Book is very happy when he is finally found by the perfect child, and delighted to become one of her favorite things, but the girl also loves her dog, Egg Cream, whose clumsiness, messiness, and drool threaten to ruin Book. Includes directions for making a book jacket.
Publisher: New York :, Enchanted Lion Books,, 2014.
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9781592701681
Branch Call Number: E FIC HALL
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 26 cm
Additional Contributors: Tolstikova, Dasha - Illustrator


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Dec 30, 2015

Love this book, so clever and helps kids understand about books and dreaming.

BklynKalliopiM Jul 17, 2015

I love the design of this picture book. The title and author/illustrator are missing from the cover of the book as well as the spine, continuing the notion that the book you are holding is in fact a character in the story fully brought to life. Perfect for young book lovers, and children who love crafts can even create their own book jacket with instructions at the end of the story.

Feb 10, 2015

Book is a plain book with no jacket. He longs to be picked to be read by a child. That day finally comes and the child loves Book. But the child also loves her dog. Book is jealous of the time the girl plays with the dog. One day, the dog splashes mud all over Book. The girl decides to cover the mud stains by making her own jacket for Book.

The illustrations are a mix of paint, pencil and what looks like crayons. They are often scribbles giving them a childlike and unfinished look which at times makes it difficult to tell what you are looking at.

I loved the beginning of the story. Book had a great and fun attitude. But the jealousy about the dog intruded on the positive feelings and felt out of place. I would have enjoyed the story more if the dog was a friend and Book an enjoyable playmate who did fun and silly things. The last two pages gives instructions on how to make your own book jacket.


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