Text copyright 2004 Sam McBratney. Illustrations copyright 2004 Anita Jeram. Reproduced by permission of Candlewick Press, Cambridge, MA, on behalf of Walker books Ltd., London. Read by Sno-Isle Libraries Children's Librarian, Jennifer Sullivan.
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.