Book Review: 101 Ways to Read a Book by Timothée de Fombelle, illustrations by Benjamin Chaud
Posted on September 21, 2023 at 6:19 am by Gene Ambaum
101 Ways to Read a Book by Timothée de Fombelle, illustrations by Benjamin Chaud. Translated by Karin Snelson & Angus Yuen-Killick. Red Comet Press, 2023. 9781636550824. 128pp.
This book is just super fun. It’s full of illustrations of people reading, and each of them has an amusing label. The Baggage is in the far back of the car during the trip. The Wiggle Worm is twisting and turning inside and under and on a blanket. The Barbarians are actually tearing up a book to share it, so four can read at once. (I do not endorse this.)
It’s hard to say what age this book is for, but I’d have read it to my four-year-old, and she’d have improved her vocabulary, kept looking at the illustrations, and would never have given it away. (And if she had tried, I wouldn’t have let her because I’d want it on my shelf somewhere between the art books and the picture books.)
I hope this is a runaway hit for Red Comet Press, which seems to be publishing many lovely books.