Just look at the window that the fantastic Vancouver Kidsbooks has done for Julie Morstad's new book How To (Simply Read).
Kidsbooks is one of the things I really miss about Vancouver. We had some great times at events there when my firstborn was young and they did a beautiful window for When I Was Small. Kidsbooks is precisely the kind of neighbourhood bookshop we all need and they do a brilliant job of handselling books.
How To is getting great buzz right now. I think it's the best work Julie Morstad has done (although I am rather partial to her Henry books). It's simply a beautiful book and once you see it you're going to want one for yourself and one for someone you love. Trust me.
If you want to leave a comment telling me what you like about Julie Morstad's books I will enter your name to win a copyof How To from Simply Read Books and their Canadian distributor Raincoast books.
UPDATE: I've contacted one lucky reader for their address and they will be receiving a copy of How To in their mailbox one day soon. Thanks all for playing.
How to share the joy.
FURTHER UPDATE: I have since learned that Kathy Traeger is the name of the artist responsible for the design & dressing of that window. You can see more of her work here.