Author(s): Vivian French; Nigel Baines
A ground-breaking, myth-busting and very funny picture book about books and reading, from an experienced author and illustrator combo.Vivian French explores some of the fibs we tell children and children tell us about reading and books in a fun picture book. From excuses like 'I haven't got time to read', to issues surrounding the lack of diversity and the fact that an alien is more liekly to appear in a picure book than a BAME child, to misconceptions about those who struggle with reading, The Covers of My Book Are Too Far Apart! (and other grumbles) turns negatives on their head and celebrates the right we all have to access story, and the wonders of the printed page.
Vivian French MBE was first published in 1990 and has since published over 270 titles. Together with Lucy Juckes, Vivian founded Picture Hooks in 2013, a project that supports emerging Scottish illustrators.