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INSIDE THIS BOOK (are three books). by Barney Saltzberg






This book is actually three books of varying sizes inside one larger book.

Seymour, one of three children, narrates the tale: his mother made a blank book for each of her children.  They were to use it to create their own book.

Seymour draws things he sees, hears, feels, plus he writes stories.

Fiona, his sister, uses her book to write poetry, to draw colorful pictures.

Wilbur, the youngest sibling, draws because he cannot write yet so he narrates his stories to his brother and sister as they write them in his book.

Then they put their books together into one book…“Because books are better when they are shared.”

This is a delightful idea and can surely be used in the home, in the classroom, and just about any other place where children are being creative as well as literary!




Reading Level: 3 – 6 Years

Author – BARNEY SALTZBERG is the author-illustrator of the over fifty books, including Kisses series, Beautiful Oops, Crazy Hair Day, Arlo Needs Glasses, and Chengdu Would Not, Could Not, Fall Asleep.  He also writes and performs music for children.  He visits and reads his books to children as well as sings some of his songs.  He can be found @           or     

Book Information

  • Hardcover: 40 pages
  • Publisher: Harry N. Abrams (April 7, 2015)
  • ISBN-10: 1419714872
  • ISBN-13: 978-1419714870
  • Product Dimensions: 9.5 x 0.5 x 10.5 inches