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Murder by Death

I read cozy and historical mysteries, a bit of Paranormal/UF, and to mix it up, I read science and gardening books on occasion.

Book

Book - John Agard, Neil Packer

My name is book and I'll tell you the story of my life.

 

This little guy is probably getting judged unfairly; judged based on the shelf I found him on in the library, which was in the adult non-fiction section.

 

Based on that shelf, this book was juvenile and cloyingly written.

 

But if this had been shelved appropriately, for young readers, I'd say it's a fun book with solid information about the history of books, starting from oral tradition.  The eye-catching illustrations add visual interest and the interspersed quotes and poetry about books could send those kids in new reading directions.

 

So, if you know of a young bibliophile in the making and you see this book, it might be worth a look.