The Boring Book by Vasanti UnkaThe Boring Book by Vasanti Unka

The Boring Book

byVasanti Unka

Picture Books | April 1, 2016

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Once there was a book that no one ever read. The book was just TOO BORING. One day the words in the book said: "We're tired of standing still in rows. Let's have fun instead." And so they escaped. But what happens when you let WORDS do whatever they want? The words jump into street signs, they leap onto shop signs, they decorate pathways and roadways and ponds. But one day they go too far. The Boring Book explores the importance of books and words in a fun and imaginative way. Children and adults alike will love it. The Boring Book is NOT a boring book.


Vasanti Unka is a designer and illustrator based in Auckland. With the The Boring Book, she won the New Zealand Post Margaret Mahy Book of the Year, the Best Picture Book Category in the New Zealand Post Book Awards for Children and Young Adults, and the Storylines Notable Book Award.
Title:The Boring BookFormat:Picture BooksDimensions:32 pages, 11 × 9 × 0.5 inPublished:April 1, 2016Publisher:Penguin Random House New Zealand LimitedLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0143505750

ISBN - 13:9780143505754


Editorial Reviews

"A remarkable book that exceeds any expectations of its genre. It exhibits the highest quality of design and its presentation is thoroughly original. The story takes delightful unexpected turns that charm afresh with each reading. Small children and older readers alike will be delighted by its subversive touches and entertained by its warmth and fun. The risks taken by the author perfectly illustrate the dangers of being careless with those powerful things—words. For a long time to come, a well-loved companion for readers of all ages is sure to be The Boring Book." —Judges' Report, New Zealand Post Book Awards for Children and Young Adults