Raincoast Books

What Will You Read Next?

I Hate To Read!


The Creative Company
Available: 04/16/13
7.75 x 10.25 · 32 pages
Ages 5 and up
CDN $23.99 · cl

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Rita Marshall

illustrated by Etienne Delessert

Victor Dickens hates to read, and nothing can change his mind. Or can it? How about a parrot with a peg leg? Or a rabbit with black barn boots? Or a field mouse with gold coins? Anything can happen on the whimsical, wonderful night when a little boy with a stubborn hatred of books discovers that printed words can take on lives of their own. Reissued here with a text crafted for even younger readers, I Hate to Read! won the 1993 Benjamin Franklin Award upon its original publication.

Etienne Delessert is an influential Swiss-American artist and author whose distinctive picture book illustrations have earned numerous honors, including two Graphics Prizes from the Bologna Children's Book Fair.

Rita Marshall is an author and one of the most distinguished designers and art directors in children's publishing. Her work has earned gold and silver medals from the Society of Illustrators and the New York Art Directors Club.