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A brother and sister are bored and irritated visiting their grandfather. There's no TV, no video games or computers — only books! Sent by their grandfather into the attic, they discover a dusty volume that is unlike all the others. When they open it, it expands into a giant map. As the map grows larger and larger, filling the attic, the children fall into adventures that t ...more
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published September 22nd 2009 by Simply Read Books
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Gretchen
Oct 04, 2015 Gretchen rated it it was amazing
Everyone knows the saying, "Books can take you anywhere." Well this book demonstrates that in a marvelous way by having the readers get transported to different places and times by entering the pages of this ever expanding book. Done without words, the author uses black and white vs. color to make some exciting points about books. I noticed in the two David Slater books that I've read now that he not only shows the reader the joy of reading, but the other characters in the story already know thi ...more
Shannon McGee
Jun 17, 2009 Shannon McGee rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2009
Here is a picture book that is just that. Full of fun and imaginary pictures, no words. I described the first half of this picture book on Twitter as I read it, and I realized you could describe the picture differently each time. The first pages say so much about about the story: Grandpa is sitting in a chair with a book on his lap watching his grandchildren fight because they are bored.

What I enjoyed most about this book was the colorful drawings. (Not all the book is in color, some of it is in
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Sarah Morrison
Apr 12, 2012 Sarah Morrison rated it really liked it
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Laura
May 02, 2012 Laura rated it liked it
This was a pretty interesting book - I liked the many different worlds that were unleashed and the interaction between the kids. The illustrations were nice, but not overly impressive. I did want a more fleshed out plot because it felt like something was missing, but overall I liked the book.

*Taken from my book reviews blog: http://reviewsatmse.blogspot.com/2012...
Sean Dugan-Strout
Dec 09, 2013 Sean Dugan-Strout rated it really liked it
Shelves: children, wordless
Wordless story about the two kids who find wonderful adventures in the book they discover at their grandpa's house. A fun story that could be described differently each time. The use of pencil drawings are very detailed, and I enjoyed looking at each one. This book does a great job without words, and shows what books can bring to enhance your life.



Tamara
Mar 08, 2010 Tamara rated it it was ok
Shelves: picture-books
Like NeverEnding Story or Jumanji, but not as good. Wordless.
Kay
Mar 29, 2012 Kay rated it really liked it
Beautiful book without text
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