Knopf Books for Young Readers Give This Book Away!
Knopf Books for Young Readers Give This Book Away!

Give This Book Away!

By Darren Farrell


Publication Date: October 25, 2022

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Ages 4 to 8, Grades P to 3

Two award-winning creators team up for this picture book about what happens--and how you feel--when you give to someone else. And then it asks you to do just that--with the book in your hands!

Prepare to open a very special book--a book that you read, but that you don’t keep. That’s right. This book isn’t destined for a pile in your room. It’s not going to gather dust on a bookshelf. This book is for you to read and enjoy, and then to give away. Yes, away, to someone you've never spoken to before.

So, who are you going to pick? The next person you pass on the street? Someone sitting alone on a bench? A kid at the park? Who knows—maybe you'll even make a new friend! 

Here is a one-of-a-kind picture book that brilliantly introduces the act of giving—quite literally—in a concrete way for kids to understand, and reveals how good it feels when you do.

About the Author

Darren Farrell is an award-winning children's book author and illustrator. His book Thank You, Octopus was an NPR and HuffPost best book of the year. The New York Times called Stop Following Me, Moon! “a perfect introduction to the wonders of the universe.” His recent book Dandelion Magic, with Maya Tatsukawa, was published in April 2021. Darren has been featured in the the Wall Street Journal, on NPR, and in HuffPost and is creating his first original series with Audible. 

Author Residence: Durham, NC

Maya Tatsukawa is a children's book illustrator and designer residing just outside of Boston. Her first book, Bear in My Family, is a Geisel Honor Book and was hailed by Kirkus Reviews as “charming” in a starred review. Kirkus called her other book with Darren Farrell, Dandelion Magic, "amusing" and praised Maya's illustrations as "beguil[ing]."

Illustrator Residence:Lexington, MA

Format: Hardcover

Length: 48 pages

Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers

Publication Date: October 25, 2022

ISBN: 9780593480519

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