This charming and moving picture book is William Joyce at the top of his form. A tribute to a man who loved books and lived his life devoted to them. Joyce's marvelous illustrations carry the story along magically. This is the perfect book to show the wonder of reading to a little one and to remind adults what a wonder a book is. An aside; I had the pleasure of meeting the inestimable Bill Morris and this is the perfect tribute to a great man.