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This Book Is Spineless (Hardcover)
With suspense and humor, this wary and unadventurous book uses the five senses to try and figure out what kind of story might be on its pages.
Does it hear spooky wails from a ghost story?
Can it see a mysterious something peeking around a corner?
Is that the dizzy feeling of zero gravity it senses?
Might that be the stinky smell of animals in nature it detects?
Could it be tasting the saltiness of a story on the high seas?
The reader and book navigate the book’s contents together, becoming friends as the book becomes braver with every page turn. This multilayered book incorporates the five senses, multiple literary genres, and various book parts, with the relationship between book and reader bringing everything together.
About the Author
Lindsay Leslie is a current member of 12x12 and the social media/news coordinator for the Austin SCBWI chapter. She graduated from the University of Texas and has more than fifteen years of writing experience in marketing and public relations. Her blog A Book and a Pie reviews picture books and pairs them with fitting pie recipes. She lives with her husband and two boysin Austin, Texas.
Alice Brereton graduated the Academy of Art University in San Francisco in 2014, where she won several awards. In her free time, she enjoys doodling monsters and trying her hand at stop-motion animation and paper dyeing. A proud Minnesotan, she currently lives in Minneapolis.
"[W]itty, fast-paced narrative...A playful, interactive story that will urge readers to be brave and turn the page."
- Kirkus Reviews
"...A winning story about handling the unknown and asking for help." - Publishers Weekly
"[A] worthy descendant of Jon Stone’s classic Monster at the End of this Book...An ingenious, interactive invitation into both realms of story and ways of reading." - Booklist, starred review