The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore by William Joyce
I am sure that this has happened many times before, but I am absolutely smitten with this book! A friend at the library discovered it, and brought it to my attention (thanks, Sarah!). It is stunning– not only visually, but also in words and sentiment. I knew from the first page that I most own this book.
The first three lines read:
“Morris Lessmore loved words.
He loved stories.
He loved books.”
This is my book. I might not have written it, or drawn the pictures, but it is mine. If you love picture books, read it, and make it yours, too.