Described as captivating, mesmerizing, and the 'ultimate oasis of calm' this beautiful book reminds us that inside people's windows, life is more vivid than ever before.
This is the ultimate uplifting children's book that strikes right at the heart of what the pandemic has taught us.
Recommended ages: for 0 - 6yrs old
Author: Georgina Le Flufy
Illustrator: Francisco Fonseca
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.
Praise for April's Window
"This book is a little oasis of calm ... a beautiful poetic book with soft, atmospheric illustrations that feels both like a story to be enjoyed now, and a keepsake for the future." Teeny Readers
"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 float 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 life 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.
Where do orders ship from?
Ethicool has warehouses in the following locations and your order will almost always ship from the warehouse nearest to your delivery address:
AUSTRALIA: Melbourne & Sydney
NEW ZEALAND: Auckland
USA: Dallas, TX
Size: 11" x 8.5" landscape (27.5 x 21cm)
Cover: softcover (300GSM)
Pages: soft inside pages (200GSM)
All Ethicool Books are designed for ages 0 - 6 years old.
All our stories average 500-750 words in length.
This book is retailed exclusively online by Ethicool Books Pty Ltd, and available for purchase worldwide via our website.
Beautiful book appropriate for these times a gift for my daughter teaching in the UK
The illustrations are beautiful and I love the quality of the book
A beautiful book.
Delighted with the books.. so colourful and so up to date with the world just now.
These books are very special and beautifully illustrated.
I bought this as have granddaughter April. Thought it might mention name other than in title. Also too young for her at 6. I should have researched more. Message of book fine, appreciation of emergency services.
April's Window is a beautifully crafted story with so much relevance for our times. The illustrations are divine. The quality of the printed book is fantastic, and I particularly love that it is printed on recycled paper!
Through April's window we connect with her neighbours, their interests and their working-from-home occupations, making new friends. We are reminded to be so grateful for those who held the front line against Covid-19, risking their lives so we might be safe. Beautifully detailed illustrations invite close inspection.
Gorgeous words and illustrations.
This wonderful book will make a fabulous addition to my granddaughter's Christmas presents. Beautifully illustrated with a topical message. I love Ethicool books.
Visually entertaining for children, and well written. Short sentences, punchy concepts, great bedtime read.