Open This Little Book (Hardcover)

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By Jesse Klausmeier, Suzy Lee (Illustrator)
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As a fan of The Jolly Postman growing up, I have a soft spot for books-within-books. This one is a super fun construction of many nesting books, each with their own design and story! If you're of the age having graduated from board books, and are ready for picture books with simple, fun, layered stories, you should dive right into Open This Little Book. There's a ton of details to find and a great ending to satisfy.

Jill — From Open This Little Book


What will you find when you open this little book? A fun story? Sweet characters? Enticing pictures? Yes! But much more. Open this book and you will find...another book...and another...and another. Debut author Jesse Klausmeier and master book creator Suzy Lee have combined their creative visions to craft a seemingly simple book about colors for the very youngest readers, an imaginative exploration of the art of book making for more sophisticated aficionados, and a charming story of friendship and the power of books for all.

About the Author

Suzy Lee's books Wave and Shadow were both selected as New York Times Best Illustrated Books. Born in Seoul, Korea, she currently lives in Singapore. Visit her website at

Jesse Klausmeier was born in Madison, WI and currently lives in New York City, where she works in children's publishing. Open This Little Book is her debut book. Visit her online at:

Praise For…

"This ode to books and reading (is) a delight to open and pore over."-The Horn Book Magazine

" Had I the power I'd be mentioning Suzy Lee of Singapore's upcoming Open This Little Book (which will blow. your. mind. when you see it) as a Caldecott win. Alas' - Betsy Bird, New York Public Library/A Fuse#8 Production Blog at School Library Journal

"This one is a joy for book-lovers of all ages and flies in the face of the notion of reading a book on a screen. And, in particular, it's a picture book lover's delight." - Kirkus Reviews' Children's Blog

" Will keep kids mulling over the multilayered love of hold-'em-in-your-hands books" - Booklist

"It'll make kids really appreciate how cool a paper book can be" - CoolMomPicks

"Makes a lovely point: that readers and those they read about can enjoy a relationship that looks a lot like friendship." - Publishers Weekly

"A delightful and timely homage to reading and, more, to books themselves. " - Kirkus Reviews, Starred Review

"It's time to rotate a new read into story time... We promise you'll be over the moon." - Daily Candy Kids

"Exemplifies the heights a picture book can achieve" - Shelf Awareness for Readers

Product Details
ISBN: 9780811867832
ISBN-10: 0811867838
Publisher: Chronicle Books
Publication Date: January 1st, 2013
Pages: 40
Language: English