I was at my local library looking for Shel Silverstein's The Giving Tree for a presentation I have to give next week, when I stumbled upon Lane Smith's It's a Book . Finally, I thought, I get to see it! I remember there being a lot of hoopla about it when it first came out, but since I don't usually review the newest of children's books, I didn't seek it out.
Instead, it found me! And I'm so glad it did, because I really needed to hear that I wasn't the only one to treasure picture books-in-print. As much as I'm amazed by the nonfiction children's books that are coming out on the iPad, there's still nothing like the beauty and simplicity of turning the pages of a real picture book.