Roger is Reading a Book by Koen Van Biesen


Roger is Reading a Book by Koen Van Biesen

All Roger wants is some peace and quiet so he can read his book. Unfortunately, the girl in the flat next door has hobbies of her own - very loud hobbies! But when Roger gives the girl a book of her own, she discovers that reading can be just as much fun as playing basketball or banging a drum. This playful and engaging read-aloud from an award-winning Belgian author shows readers that shared activities can lead to rewarding friendships.


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The Horn Book Magazine Visually stimulating, this well-designed package of noises, books, and human nature is like an offbeat piece of chamber music. Spirituality & Practice All book readers young and old alike will appreciate this tale and its universal messages about the lack of silence, noise, and handling conflict with spiritual insight.

About the Author

Koen Van Biesen has illustrated over twenty children's books to date. He currently teaches at the Academy of Fine Arts in Mortsel. He lives in Belgium. Visit his website at

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42 pages
Interest Age: From 4


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Publication date

30th April 2015



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