When You Open a Book
by Caroline Derlatka, Sara Ugolotti (Illustrations)
For you unlock magic that is hidden within,
and opening the cover is how you begin.
Oh, all the worlds and the places you'll see;
when you hold a book, you hold the key.
When You Open a Book is a stunning ode to the world's grandest adventure of all: reading a book. Gorgeous artwork by Italian illustrator Sara Ugolotti depicts dragons, forests, pirates, merfolk, lollipop trees, lemonade tides, and more as a child journeys through page upon page of the written word.
What an absolutely beautiful book! This has to be one of the best books that has been submitted to me. The illustrations are a 10/10. Just wonderfully imaginative, unbelievable colors and characters. I love the simple rhyming that flows perfectly. The combination of the short rhyming and colorful pages really held my kids attention the entire story. The whole idea of the book is amazing and what makes reading so fun. I really think this is the perfect book to get kids interested in reading and to understand what magic they can unlock with their imagination when they open a book. I don’t actually have this award, but if I did, I would call this my bookshelf award. If I owned a bookstore, I would make sure this book was displayed prominently for people to see.
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