Excellent post on the feel of a book!
It’s inescapable. There is nothing quite like the moment a child opens a book for the first time. They discover with eyes and mind a magic that is fresh and new. If they’re lucky, they make the discovery at home, with a book gifted to them. And it should be a real book, specially produced for children. I’m inclined to say that it should also be something more than just any book. I still remember some of the books I encountered as a child, and believe me when I say that that was a very long time ago. I won’t list titles. They’re not important to this discussion. It’s the sensations that they gave rise to.
A book, with a hard cover, a brightly illustrated jacket protecting a surprisingly plain cover. The jacket entices, hints at wonders to be discovered within. The plain cover, in time, will give rise to…
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