Finished reading "BOOK: My Autobiography" by John Agard. This is an informative children's book published in 2014. It has attractive illustrations by Neil Packer who had also illustrated "One Hundred Years of Solitude" by Gabriel García Márquez.
I decided to read this children's book partly because John Agard was my coworker and friend in Guyana in the early 1970s. Since 1977 he has resided in Britain. He is a prolific poet and playwright. In 2012 he won the Queen's Gold Medal in Poetry.
In "BOOK: My Autobiography" the narrator is, naturally, a book. It follows the evolution of books from their earliest clay tablet form through papyrus scroll, handheld codex with wood binding, paper book down to eBook format. It discusses such themes as hardcover books with cardboard and leather covers, softcover books including pocket size ones, Gutenberg press, steam-powered press, rotary press, Braille books, libraries etc.
I think parents and grandparents would find John Agard's book a worthy gift item.