The World That Loved Books
Stephen Parlato's picture book of colorful, intricate collages is now available in paperback The hardcover edition of The World That Loved Books was a finalist for the ForeWord Magazine 2008 Book of the Year Award in the Children's Picture Book category.
In a world where all creatures read, marvelous transformations occur. Cats reading about mice become mice. Horses reading about fish become fish. Even a rhinoceros that reads about butterflies becomes butterflies. This beautiful, uniquely illustrated fable about how books can change us in marvelous and unexpected ways has captured the imaginations of many children and adults around the world.
Stephen Parlato, originally from Levittown, Long Island, New York, resides and works in his studio in Baltimore, Maryland. A graduate of both The Cooper Union School of Art and Architecture and The Maryland Institute's Hoffberger School of Graduate Painting he is considered one of the foremost collage artists working today. Parlato is the author/illustrator of the picture books Dragons Love (Simply Read Books, 2009) and The World That Loved Books (Simply Read Books, 2008). Find out more at www.stephenparlato.com.