“I’m too old for bedtime stories!”
“That’s a GIRLS’ book!”
Find answers to these and many more reading grumbles in this joyful celebration of all that’s brilliant about books and reading. For book lovers, book haters and everyone in between!
Vivian French explores some of the fibs we tell children and children tell us about reading and books in a fun picture book illustrated by Nigel Baines. From excuses like ‘I haven’t got time to read’ to misconceptions about those who struggle with reading, The Covers of My Book Are Too Far Apart (and other grumbles) turns negatives on their head and celebrates the right we all have to access story, and the wonders of the printed page.
Information for Grown-Ups: This picture book has a dyslexia-friendly layout, typeface and paperstock to help adults with dyslexia enjoy it with their children too.
Paperback: 32 pages
Dimensions: 29.8 x 0.5 x 21.2 cm
Written by: Vivian French
Illustrated by: Nigel Baines
About the Author:
Vivian French, MBE, was originally an actor touring schools. Her talent for storytelling emerged when she met a children’s author who encouraged her to take up writing. Vivian’s first book was published in 1990 and she runs inspiring writing workshops for both children and adults. Vivian lives in Edinburgh.