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Books Aren't for Eating by Carlie Sorosiak
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Sep 20, 2022 | ISBN 9781536214963

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The text and illustrations both have a lovely balance of coziness and humor; Leopold’s deep and genuine love for books and reading, and the comfort he gets from entering others’ stories and living in their worlds, will resonate with readers of all ages. Charming touches, such as a little white mouse who appears on several pages, and endpapers that show books with bites taken out of them, show care and attention to detail. . . . This book could turn anyone into a reader!
—School Library Journal (starred review)

Amusing in a vaguely Wes Anderson style. . . Quaint.
—Kirkus Reviews

Montoya’s gouache art has a soft geometry in the rows of books on shelves and Leopold’s winter apparel, and the slightly dappled textures of falling snow suit the vibe of the story just as well as Leopold’s selections suit his customers. An endearing ode to shared reading, this would make a sweet addition to a reading appreciation display, but it will also be a cozy bedtime escape on a cold winter night.
—The Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books

Manu Montoya’s whimsical illustrations provide the perfect tone for this simple story about the joys of reading.
—School Library Connection

A caprine bookseller communicates literature’s creative and conceptual value to a book-hungry shopper in this playful tale for bibliophiles. . . . Employing gouache and digital techniques, Montoya uses earthy tones to craft warm scenes of various creatures browsing the shelves.
—Publishers Weekly

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