A rhyming celebration of nature, books and the importance of stories, Read Island invites you to experience the diversity and wonder of a hidden and wild place. In the company of sea wolves, humpback whales and spirit bears, readers will discover simple meditations that summon a magical destination - one filled with beloved friends, safe spaces and stories to be revisited again and again.
For make-believe though it may look,
There is an island made of books.
This world of stories, safe and true,
Is always here to welcome you.
What I loved: This is a beautiful and rhyming story about the joy of reading. The picture book takes the reader along to a magical place where animals can enjoy a book together. The pleasure and fun of reading is told throughout the book. The illustrations are magical with beautiful art, imaginative animals, and plenty of books. Children will love seeing the animals with their books and share in the joy of a good read. The softly rhyming text makes this a great choice for storytime or for bedtime.
Each page spread features only a few lines of text, which makes this book work well for toddlers and older picture book readers. The text is also easy to read aloud, printed in a clear font, which is also helpful for low light bedtime.
Final verdict: A lovely and imaginative story, READ ISLAND is a charming and sweet picture book about the joy of reading. Recommend for toddlers on up!