Beautiful artwork and dreamy, thoughtful prose combine in this charming volume to bring the wonder of reading alive. On each page the book becomes a kite, a ship, a tent, and more, paired with a different musing on all the treasures books have to offer such as: 'If I were a book, I would not mind going to a deserted island with a passionate reader.' A tender love poem to the book as object, If I Were a Book is a treasure for adults and children alike., This sweet celebration of the magic and wonder of books will delight readers of all ages through Andr? Letria's whimsical illustrations of a book as a kite, a tent, a ship, and more are paired with Jos? Jorge Letria's thoughtful musings on the joys of reading. In the hands of this internationally acclaimed father-and-son duo, a book becomes a mountaintop with a spectacular vista ("If I were a book, I'd be full of new horizons"), and an endless staircase of imagination ("If I were a book, I would not want to know at the beginning how my story ends"). Seamlessly weaving together art and prose, this petite tribute to a reader's best friend makes a timeless addition to every bookshelf.