Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Wednesdays with David: The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore

The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore
Written by William Joyce
Illustrated by William Joyce and Joe Bluhm
Atheneum Books for Young Readers 2012
From the library

The story: Morris Lessmore is a man who loves books. When a freak storm blows him and all of the words in his book away, he sets off to be reunited with the words he loves so much. A chance encounter with a woman flying by book will change his life forever.

Mama opines: David and I both adore this book. We've been reading it every day since we got it from the library. The story, the language, and the beautiful illustrations will completely captivate anyone who understands really loving a story. It will make you and your little one laugh and cry, because it's one of those books that appeals to children on one level and adults on a whole different one. When you finish reading it, you can watch the Academy Award winning short that it inspired here.

Thoughts from David:I love it because the title is Morris Lessmore. 
Favorite part: The whole thing except when I cried.

David is having a great time attending Vacation Bible School this week. His mama is enjoying the quiet mornings! Happy reading, friends. 


  1. I enjoyed David's review - short and sweet. :)

    1. You can't argue with loving the whole book, right?