Picture Book Review: Books Aren’t For Eating

Books Aren't for Eating by Carlie Sorosiak

Books Aren’t for Eating
by Carlie Sorosiak (Author),Manu Montoya (Illustrator)

5 out of 5 stars

Leopold is a goat who owns a bookshop. A long time ago, he used to eat books, but then he learned to read them instead. Now he loves to help other people (and animals) find the perfect book to inspire and entertain them. Leopold is thrilled when another goat comes into his bookshop! He offers the goat a special book that he thinks the goat will enjoy, but the goat eats it! Leopold tries everything to get this goat to stop eating the books. He searches high and low for a book that will inspire the goat to read instead of eating the pages. Finally Leopold thinks he has found a solution, but he will have to sacrifice his favorite book.

What a fun story! Poor Leopold is so distressed, but he really wants to help people find inspiration in books. He is so determined to help this goat see the value in books (other than nutritional value). I really liked that Leopold is kind and generous, even when it costs him dearly.

This book is so cozy! The illustrations show wintery scenes, snowy streets, and warm fires with endless steaming cups of tea. The bookshop is decorated with bright rugs, comfy armchairs, and long bookshelves with ladders. Leopold wears fuzzy sweaters with goat designs on them. The perfect atmosphere for some cozy reading!

I love the art style! Every page is so beautiful (and full of books). I love all the little details in the background of the scenes, and the cute designs of the characters.

Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for a free and honest review. All the opinions stated here are my own true thoughts, and are not influenced by anyone.

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