What I’m Reading: The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore

My friend Stefani @ Caught Read Handed has recently started reviewing picture books. Her lovely reviews inspired me to proclaim August “Children’s Book Month” here on A Bibliophile’s Style.

I adore books about books and William Joyce is one of my favorite children’s book authors/illustrators, so I had to read The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore.

The writing is incredibly beautiful and deep for a children’s book. It brought tears to my eyes:

His life was a book of his own writing, one orderly page after another. He would open it every morning and write of his joys and sorrows, of all that he knew and everything that he hoped for.

This lovely story is also an Academy Award winning short film.

Other great books about books and libraries are Bats at the Library by Brain Lies and No T. Rex in the Library by Toni Buzzeo.

T3 is coming up next week! This month is a freebie – pick your current read or anything you love! I’ll be doing a children’s book. 🙂

4 thoughts on “What I’m Reading: The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore

  1. mtsedwards says:

    OMG, is it T3 already? This is gonna be tough since you know I’ve not been reading at all. Perhaps I will do a children’s book as well. This one sounds amazing!


  2. Fariba says:

    I’ve never read the book but I absolutely love the short film! Picture books are just so darn expensive. I want to purchase this one, Locomotive by Brian Floca, and every picture book written by Timothy Basil Ering. I am a single 22 year old who reads picture books from time to time. But some picture books are just masterpieces.


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