Text copyright 2001 by Phyllis Root. Illustrations copyright 2001 by Jill Baton. Reproduced by permission of the publisher, Candlewick Press, Cambridge, MA. Read by Sno-Isle Libraries Children's Librarian Edith Farrar.
It had been startling and disappointing to me to find out that story books had been written by people, that books were not natural wonders, coming up of themselves like grass.