Ethicool | April's Window Book
What is this picture book about?
Wandering the streets of her local village during the pandemic lockdown, April develops an unwavering curiosity for what is happening in the windows of her neighbouring homes. Like a short film depicting the fascinating lives of others, gently framed by the unique architecture of their homes, April's Window is a visual and literary masterpiece. Written by Canadian author, Georgina Le Flufy, and illustrated by the globally-renowned, Francisco Fonseca, this picture book will captivate readers of all ages.
"This book is a little oasis of calm ... a beautifully poetic book with soft, atmospheric illustrations that feels both like a story to be enjoyed now, and a keepsake for the future." Teeny Reader
"This book is a beautiful time capsule of special moments." Bambini Bookworms
An excerpt from the story
Square window, wide window, window up high.
My window, your window, windows with blinds.
Windows with curtains and windows with lights,
Windows with sleeping cats curled up inside.
Windows where people are watering plants,
Windows where people are learning to dance,
Learning to sew, learning to cook, falling
In love with the words of a book. The sounds
Of a song that floats through
the air, the smell of people
cooking in homes everywhere...
Why do we need a kids’ book about curiosity?
To be curious is to grow, to learn, to be inspired; to never understand the feelings of boredom or idle-mindedness. This is the world of the child, and curiosity is its lifeblood. To enrich the lives of children is to fuel and ignite their curiosity in every single facet of the world around them.
April's Window was written to do just this. There is not a child that has read this story and walked away without questions and intrigue at the pictures they explored and the words that so poetically adorned them.
This gorgeous picture book about curiosity strikes right into the heart of what Ethicool Books does best: crafting kids' books that change the world.