Joyce, William The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore, illustrated by William Joyce and Joe Bluhm. Atheneum (Simon), 2012. $18. PICTURE BOOK.
When a huge storm blows even the words off the pages of Morris’s favorite books, he follows a lovely lady to building of books. Reading and caring and sharing his new friends fill all his days with wonder.
Though the story came first, the book ended up not being published until after the Academy Award winning short film and the fabulous story app, but it is definitely worth the wait! What a great confluence of platforms to share with any audience. This is a winner for story time for sure. And don’t forget that your favorite librarian, writer, English teacher or reader would probably love this for any gift-giving occasion.
Pre-K, EL (K-3), EL – ESSENTIAL. Cindy, Library Tacher