Posted in Book, Book Review, Children's, Picture Book, Reading



  • Toddlers in, around, under, and on books of every size, width, and height.
  • Books imagined as a hat, a chair
  • Places where books can be read, can be found
  • What can be done with books
  • When books can be read
  • Toddlers with animals reading and thoroughly loving books
  • Animals with animals reading and enjoying books
  • Illustrations are cute
  • Illustrations are easy to look at
  • Illustrations are fun to find other things amongst
  • Illustrations and the story make for a book-reading activity

What more can I say? 
…a together reading moment
…will ignite the love for books and reading

Reading Level: 3 – 7 Years

Jane Blatt is a primary school teacher.  As one myself, I know that the love of teaching reading and getting children to love books is where she gets her desire to write such a book.  Ms. Blatt is an accomplished violinist, making her musical background evident in her lyrical writing.  You can find her great website and her @

SARAH MASSINI worked as a designer at several major children’s book publishers before devoting herself to illustration full-time.  Her illustration work is “a blend of the hand-drawn, painted, photographed and collaged, which is then tweaked and twiddled digitally. It is always very character-driven, with a spontaneous line and feel.”
She lives in the United Kingdom with her husband, young son, and terrier Tess.  One place to find her is @

Book Information

  • ISBN-13: 9780385375061
  • Publisher: Random House Children’s Books
  • Publication date: 5/27/2014
  • Pages: 32
  • Product dimensions: 10.00 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Originally reviewed 1-11-2015


I am a quiet woman growing each day in the LORD. Christ is my home. He is the well from which I drink. I became His 25 years ago. I am 71 so that is actually a small percentage of my life through which I could have walked closely with Him. No matter, He never stopped waiting for me. I am now a widow from a Christ-centered marriage of 25 years to Kenneth. I praise God for him. I miss him so. We had no children. I feel God’s call to be His light in this dark world. I am grateful for the love God gives to me so I may give it away. I live in Lufkin, Texas, USA (in Deep East Texas/Pineywoods). I have taught Women’s Sunday School/Bible Study, co-administrated/taught a teen girls’ annual conference. I participate in women’s Bible studies in church as well as on my own. I am a retired elementary school teacher, having taught in California, Washington, D.C., and have taught older children and adults in Oregon and Texas. I also retired from being a children’s librarian in the public library system, a job I thoroughly loved. I tutored primary-aged children who are falling behind in those early years of school until we moved in May 2017.

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