Text copyright 1996 by Sam McBratney. Illustrations copyright 1996 by Ivan Bates. Reproduced by permission of Candlewick Press, Cambridge, MA, on behalf of Walker Books Ltd., London. Read by Sno-Isle Libraries Children's Librarian Mickey Gallagher
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.