The I Wonder Bookstore: (Japanese Books, Book Lover Gifts, Interactive Books for Kids) (Hardcover)
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A delightful bestseller when first published in Japan, this charming illustrated book takes readers inside the magical realm of books, libraries, and bookstores. At The I Wonder Bookstore, customers come in and ask the owner countless variations on its namesake question ("I wonder if you have any books about...") and he is happy to fill their requests in enchanting ways. In these pages readers will discover books that grow on trees, books designed to be read by two (or more) people at once, books that can only be read by moonlight, bookstore weddings, an underwater library, a boot camp for charismatic bookstore attendants, and many more wonders that celebrate the transporting magic of reading in a timeless and irresistible way.
About the Author
Shinsuke Yoshitake is the award-winning and bestselling author whose inventive illustrated books have been published around the world.
"The I Wonder Bookstore has a cute theme that makes you think about the nature of books. It's perfect to savor yourself, or to read with a child who can help you pick out all the little details, and contemplate what some of the books would be like. You'll likely read it and re-read it and re-read it, noticing new details each time. Ask your kids which are their favorites. I recommend this lighthearted read to the young and young at heart."
"A vision of bibliophilia in an increasingly paperless world . . . . Readers will enjoy their visits to the I Wonder Bookstore and will emerge from it, as from all the best bookshops, eager for more."
"this book by award-winning picture book author Shinsuke Yoshitake captures the joy and universal love of books and reading in its whimsical vignettes and charming drawings."