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How to Read a Book | Kwame Alexander
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FIRST, FIND A TREE A BLACK TUPELO OR DAWN REDWOOD WILL DO AND PLANT YOURSELF. With these words, an adventure beginsan adventure into the world of reading. Kwame Alexanders evocative poetry and Melissa Sweets lush artwork come together to take you on a sensory journey between the pages of a book. NOW SLEEP. DREAM. HOPE. (YOULL NEVER REACH) THE END.
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Lindy
How to Read a Book | Kwame Alexander
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In this exhilarating children‘s #picturebook for all ages, Kwame Alexander‘s poem about the joy and power of reading is paired with Melissa Sweet‘s spectacular collage art in neon colours. Also incorporated: scraps of text from the classic novel Bambi and poetry by Nikki Giovanni—there are layers to uncover. Pure delight.

Lindy @WanderingBookaneer Thanks for bringing this lovely book to my attention. ❤️ 3mo
WanderingBookaneer I‘m glad you liked it too. 2mo
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Lindy
How to Read a Book | Kwame Alexander
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First, find a tree—a black Tupelo or dawn redwood will do—and plant yourself.
(It‘s okay if you prefer a stoop, like Langston Hughes.)
Once you‘re comfy, peel its gentle skin, like you would a clementine the colour of sunrise,
the scent of morning air and sweet butterfly kisses.
Next, dig your thumb at the bottom of each juicy section and pop the words out
piece by piece, part by part, page by rustling page.

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Krisjericho
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Gorgeous in both words and art. Alexander and Sweet should always work together. They should come to my house and decorate my walls. They should turn my house into a poetic art installation.

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This is fantabulously amazing. I read the criticisms that it is difficult to read (like physically) because the words and text are mixed into the art. That is totally valid. I just think it is completely worth the effort.

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WanderingBookaneer
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I hate posting pictures of myself, but this book deserves it. Seek it out and read it. Not only is it gorgeous, but the words will resonate with readers of all ages. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Graciouswarriorprincess Love his books! 3mo
Peddler410 I was not a fan of the art. Unpopular opinion, I know. 3mo
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WanderingBookaneer
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Melissa Sweet is my favorite children‘s book illustrator.

Graciouswarriorprincess Mine too! And a winning combination with Kwame Alexander. 3mo
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LibrarianRyan
How to Read a Book | Kwame Alexander
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Because of the author, this is an auto MUST READ for me.

#CoverLove #KidsEdition
June 18