Text 2005 by Martin Waddell. Illustrations 2005 by Barbara Firth. Reproduced by permission of the publisher, Candlewick Press, Inc., Cambridge, MA, on behalf of Walker Books Ltd., London. Read by Sno-Isle Libraries Children's Liaison Bryan Stratton.
It had been startling and disappointing to me to find out that story books had been written by people, that books were not natural wonders, coming up of themselves like grass.