Synopses & Reviews
Inside This Book is a tribute to self-publishing in its most pure and endearing form. Three siblings create three books of their own using blank paper that they bind together (in descending sizes to match birth order). One siblingandrsquo;s work inspires the next, and so on, with each bookandrsquo;s text and art mirroring the distinct interests and abilities of its creator. Upon completion of their works, the siblings put one book inside the other, creating a new book to be read and shared by all!
andquot;...Saltzbergand#39;s clever conceit makes the metaphorical literalandmdash;and palpableandmdash;for very young readers. An absolutely nifty invitation to children to create and share their own wee books.andquot;
andquot;The novel format...proves that self-publishing was a kid thing long before adults claimed it and should be an effective prompt for family and classroom activities.andquot;
andquot;Charming childlike illustrations appear to be created with pen and ink, watercolors, and crayon and are simple and appealing...Creative children will be inspired to put their own thoughts and pictures down on paper.andquot;
About the Author
Barney Saltzberg is an author, illustrator, songwriter, and performer. He has published more than 30 childrenandrsquo;s books in as many years and recorded four CDs of music for children. Saltzberg also teaches an annual class at UCLA on writing and illustrating picture books. He has two grown children and lives with his wife and father in Los Angeles.