Thomson lives with his family in Southington, Connecticut and is also a professor of illustration at the University of Hartford. To see more of his artwork, visit: www.billthomson.com.
As a huge fan of wordless books, I was super excited to receive a copy of The Typewriter by Bill Thomson. (Thanks Blue Slip Media!) His book Chalk is one of my all time favorite picture books.
When I first opened the book, I flipped through to take a quick glance at the illustrations. One word: GORGEOUS
Then I looked more closely at the characters: 3 diverse children. Thank you Bill! Children love seeing themselves in books and not all children are blonde-haired & blue-eyed boys! #WeNeedDiverseBooks
Finally, I "read" the story, picture by picture. Next, I read it again. Then I shared it with my son. Each reading of the book I fell a bit more in love and noticed new details in the illustrations.
It's no exaggeration to say this book is truly magical. Children of all ages will feel a sense of wonder as they explore the story.
I now have a new favorite picture book on my list!
But don't just take my word for it, get a copy for your own to share.
One lucky winner will receive a copy of THE TYPEWRITER (U.S. addresses).
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