The Library Book

Author: Gabby Dawnay
Homepage 9780500652602

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  • : $24.99(AUD)
  • : 9780500652602
  • : Thames & Hudson, Limited
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  • : August 2021
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  • : Gabby Dawnay
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  • : Hardback
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  • : English
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Barcode 9780500652602
9780500652602

Description

Zach isn't convinced that books are for him - they're too long, they're boring and he would rather watch TV. But thanks to his friend Ro's stubborn efforts, Zach falls for books hook, line and sinker, and loses himself in a world of dinosaurs, princesses, pirates, football and rocketships - anything and everything the library has to offer. The benefits of reading for pleasure are well researched. As well as being linked to academic attainment, reading for pleasure can increase empathy, our understanding of our own identity, and improve mental health. These outcomes are most likely when reading takes place out of free choice. Through lively rhymes and dynamic illustrations, The Library Book helps early readers understand the plethora of books available to them through their local library and encourages parents, guardians and teachers to help children find books that appeal to their personal interests. Written in a catchy rhyming style by bestselling author Gabby Dawnay, The Library Book will trigger a love of words in readers of all abilities, while Ian Morris' inventive watercolour illustrations - which are reminiscent of two British illustration greats, Quentin Blake and Chris Riddell - make Zach's emotional journey come alive. The combination is a picture book that will inspire a love of libraries, reading, books and words in even the most reluctant reader.