Text copyright 2005 by Carolyn Crimi. Illustrations copyright 2005 by John Manders. 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.