Saturday, June 30, 2012
The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore
I went to Barnes & Noble this afternoon to check out the new children's books and fell in love with The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore.
I was immediately enchanted by the warm, welcoming cover and carried it over to small table to read. The book is breathtaking. It is filled with a charm reminiscent of the books I read as a boy. The story spoke to all the different sides of me. The "me" who loves dynamic, old tyme illustrations, the "me" who appreciates a touching, tender story and the teacher "me" who relishes the excitement of finding brilliant new books to share with my students.
A sticker on the cover noted this was an Academy Award winning short film. I was pleased to find the whole thing available on YouTube! If you have 15 minutes do yourself a favor and get lost in the pages. The movie captures the heart of the book (or is it the other way around?).
I want to be a little more like Mr. Morris Lessmore and lose myself in books a little more often.
What a brilliant day!