A picture book (love?) story told in letters between a furry bookshop owner, an avid, if a bit cranky, feathered reader, and their forest friends.
YOURS IN BOOKS
by Julie Falatko
illustrated by Gabriel Alborozo
Cameron Kids, August 2021
Owl just wants some peace and quiet to read his books—alone. But when the forest youngsters ruffle his feathers, he enlists the local bookshop owner to send him handpicked books to help cope with the chaos and the mess. It’s not long before Owl discovers Squirrel and learns that just as important as solitude are companionship and community. Told entirely in letters, this charming picture book celebrates books and bookshops, letter writing, and love.
Julie Falatko is a children’s book author. She lives with her family in Maine, where she maintains a Little Free Library in front of their house. This is her first book for Cameron Kids.
Gabriel Alborozo is a seasoned cartoonist, animator, and archaeological and book illustrator who has been drawing since he was a teen. He lives in East Sussex, England.