"This picture book delivers the message that while it is important to build knowledge and have indirect experiences through reading, it is also valuable to live your life through having direct relationships with the people around you."
- Book Intro
For Nuri, books are a medium through which he communicates with the world. He dreams of discovering and exploring the wider world through reading, which is why he wants to go to the largest library in the world. However, his mom is worried about him always reading books.
One day, in his dream, Nuri travels in a big book and goes to the largest library in the world. He enters the world inside the book, where he encounters a marvelous universe, an underground kingdom, and dinosaurs from hundreds of millions of years ago. Then Nuri walks into the real world where we live. He sees beautiful nature and a peaceful village, and vividly experiences surprising events in a country far from his home across the ocean.
The largest library in the world can be literally an enormous library filled with countless numbers of books, but it can also be our neighborhood, our society, or the Earth, that is, this world itself.
When children are exhausted with reading and studying, the author hopes that instead of becoming absorbed in their smartphones, they will go outside and feel and experience the world around them.
This book guides children to have a relaxed mind in which they can experience the many stories in the world.
- About the Author
Lim Eunkyoung graduated from Ewha Womans University with a major in French education and studied Creative Writing at the graduate school of Myongji University. She made her writing debut when she won the new writer prize in the children's literature category in 2003. She has authored The Snow Queen and 100 Snowflakes, One's Courtesy Is a Mirror to See His Image, and Whoops, Parasites in My Body. She has translated The Best Child, Mom's Bag Is a Monster, and You are Always My Friend.
Yeon Ju Kim says that she always tries to be a kind neighbor or friend. She does illustrations to discover the fun in daily routines and to share laughter with others. She hopes that her drawings in this book will make children happy in nature, just like the story in the book. She has illustrated Fall into Spring.