The Wonderful Book by Leonid Gore

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In this delightful story, a lost book transforms into whatever the finder needs it to be. An imaginative and original tale with all the elements of the best and most enduring children's book classics!

Deep in the woods, a rabbit finds a mysterious object. "What is this?" he asks. "It looks like a wonderful house for me." And he wriggles inside for a nap. Later he hops away and a bear lumbers by.
"What is this?" the bear asks. "It looks like a wonderful hat for me." And he puts it on his head. One by one different animals find the object and transform it into whatever they need it to be.
But it's not until the little boy comes along and knows exactly what it is. It's a wonderful book! And all the animals gather around to share the truly wonderful story that's inside.

About Leonid Gore

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Leonid Gore was born in Minsk, in the former Soviet Union. Since immigrating to the United States, he has illustrated and written many highly acclaimed children’s books and has shown his paintings at the prestigious Society of Illustrators show in New York.  Leonid lives in New Jersey with his wife and daughter.
Published January 1, 2010 by Scholastic. 32 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books.

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The meta-layers seem consistent at two (Gore’s book about a book) until they reach an unexpected third level: A boy picks up the codex and reads it aloud to the curious animals, who hear themselves portrayed as characters inside the very book they’ve all been using.

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Children will enjoy lording their knowledge of the "correct" use of a book over the characters, and although Gore suggests the conventional method is best, the story raises the question: what else might a book be?

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