Tuesday, January 2, 2018

The Book of Gold by Bob Staake - ESSENTIAL

Staake, Bob  The Book of Gold  PICTURE BOOK Schwartz and Wade Books, 2017.  $17.99  Content: G.  

A little boy named Isaac isn’t interested in much of anything.  His parents try to peek his curiosity because they love books so much, but Isaac finds most things boring.  One day at an antiques shop, an old shopkeeper asks Isaac if he’s heard about the Book of Gold that can answer any question and when opened turns to solid gold.  Isaac begins a life-long quest to find the book, and along the way he begins to form questions of his own and enjoys reading and traveling and gaining new knowledge.  As an old man, he visits the library and there sees a little boy where he asks the little boy if he has seen the Book of Gold.  

This is a fantastic story!  In the beginning the illustrations are muted in brown and white, but as Isaac’s curiosity grows and he reads more the world gains color.  When he is an old man, the world turns gold.  Great for book lovers as a gift and curious young readers as well.  

EL (K-3) , GIFT – ESSENTIAL.  Reviewer, C. Peterson.

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