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When You Open a Book

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32 pages • 11 in x 9 in • Ideal for kids 3-6 years old
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"An enchanting adventure that captures the spirit of storytelling." —Julian Lennon

For you unlock magic that is hidden within,
and opening the cover is how you begin.
Oh, all the worlds and the places you'll see;
when you hold a book, you hold the key.

When You Open a Book is a stunning ode to the world's grandest adventure of all: reading a book. Gorgeous artwork by Italian illustrator Sara Ugolotti depicts dragons, forests, pirates, merfolk, lollipop trees, lemonade tides, and more as a child journeys through page upon page of the written word.

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We hope you fall in love with our books. But if for any reason you don't, we'll issue you a full refund—no questions asked. Just let us know the problem, and boom, done! Do you have to mail the book back? No need! (Life is too busy already, don't you think?) All we ask is that you donate the unwanted book to someone in need.

How fast do orders ship? In-stock books ship within 1-2 business days! 

Do you accept returns? If for any reason you don't love the book, let us know and we'll issue you a full refund, no questions asked. And no need to mail the book back! (Life is too busy already, don't you think?) All we ask is that you donate the unwanted book to someone in need.

What about pre-orders? When do those ship? Pre-ordered books ship as soon as we receive the physical books from the printer. To find the estimated shipping date for any pre-order title, just look above the "Pre-Order" button on the book's product page. Estimated shipping dates update based on the latest information we have on when books will arrive from the printer. 

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Behind the Book
Caroline Derlatka

A lover of all things fairytale, Caroline Derlatka has always believed in magic. She grew up creating fantastical worlds in her head—places filled with unicorns that would give her rides over ribbon rainbows, giant hares that would lead her through cotton candy clouds, and mermaids that would swim with her into the deep. She is a constant dreamer with a million ideas and about eight hundred big plans. After living in Los Angeles for twenty years, she now splits her time with her husband, son, and cat between the shores of Flathead Lake, Montana, and the green hills of Nashville, Tennessee. When You Open A Book is her debut publication. To find out more about her other projects, which all benefit various charities, visit her online at carolinederlatka.com.

Sara Ugolotti

Sara Ugolotti was born in a small town in Italy. In 2012, she obtained a degree in Architecture from the University of Parma, and in 2015, she earned a degree in Illustration from the International School of Comics in Reggio Emilia. Specializing in children's books, she has worked as a freelance illustrator for clients worldwide including Auzou Editions, IglooBooks, Il Battello a Vapore, Jilin Publishing Group Ltd, Oxford University Press, Rusconi Libri, and Usborne Publishing.