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Charissa Bates

The Traveling Book

Charissa Bates

A unique and imaginative picture book by author Charissa Bates


If a book could talk, what would it say? How would the book describe its world and the people it meets every day? Well, the book in The Travelling Book, can do just that! In this delightful picture book, by author Charissa Bates, we meet a little blue, travelling book, who just wants to be picked up and read by children. Shortly after the book is printed, it is shipped off to a bookstore, where it meets the friendly cashier, a cute kitten, and all the customers who browse through its pages. The book is bought and packaged, and then whisked off on an adventure to meet a new friend. The book is happy in its new home, where it is read every day, and even gets to go to school to share all of its colorful pictures with the school children. But soon, the book is left abandoned and unread, before it is boxed up and discarded with other unused books. But this is just the start of an adventure for the little blue travelling book, as it finds a new home in a Little Free Library. The book is borrowed, read and swapped many times, and travels across the world, where it finds new libraries and meets lots of new friends. Where will the book travel to next? And which lucky reader will find the book amongst all the other books that reside in free libraries?


This is a unique and imaginative picture book by author Charissa Bates, which celebrates little free libraries, and highlights the different types of libraries that exist across the world. The book will encourage young children to visit free libraries, and to share and recycle their books. The book is both entertaining and educational, and will help to support a lifelong love of reading, and sustainable reading practices. With some fun and interactive features, and beautiful, whimsical illustrations by Nadja Bullis, this book would make a wonderful addition to any home or free library.


Star rating: 5 Stars


Summary: An entertaining and educational picture book, which will help to support a lifelong love of reading, and sustainable reading practices.

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