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April's Window

Rating: 4.96 out of 5.0
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Described as captivating, mesmerizing, and the 'ultimate oasis of calm' this stunning book is a must-read for curious little ones the world over.

Little reader offers: 

  • Receive 25% off plus a free Ethicool library bag when you order this book as part of the Kindness Book Set.

Recommended ages: for 0 - 7yrs old

Author: Georgina Le Flufy

Illustrator: Francisco Fonseca

What is this picture book about? 

Wandering the streets of her local village during the pandemic lockdown, April develops an unwavering curiosity for what is happening in the windows of her neighbouring homes. Like a short film depicting the fascinating lives of others, gently framed by the unique architecture of their homes, April's Window is a visual and literary masterpiece. Written by Canadian author, Georgina Le Flufy, and illustrated by the globally-renowned, Francisco Fonseca, this picture book will captivate readers of all ages.

Praise for April's Window 

"This book is a little oasis of calm ... a beautiful poetic book with soft, atmospheric illustrations that feels both like a story to be enjoyed now, and a keepsake for the future." Teeny Readers

"This book is a beautiful time capsule of special moments." Bambini Bookworms

An excerpt from the story

Square window, wide window, window up high.

My window, your window, windows with blinds.


Windows with curtains and windows with lights,

Windows with sleeping cats curled up inside.


Windows where people are watering plants,

Windows where people are learning to dance,


Learning to sew, learning to cook, falling

In love with the words of a book. The sounds


Of a song that float through

the air, the smell of people

cooking in homes everywhere...

Why do we need a kids’ book about curiosity?

To be curious is to grow, to learn, to be inspired; to never understand the feelings of boredom or idle-mindedness. This is the world of the child, and curiosity is its lifeblood. To enrich the life of children is to fuel and ignite their curiosity in every single facet of the world around them.

April's Window was written to do just this. There is not a child that has read this story and walked away without questions and intrigue at the pictures they explored and the words that so poetically adorned them.

This gorgeous picture book about curiosity strikes right into the heart of what Ethicool Books does best: crafting kids' books that change the world. 

Customer Reviews

Based on 28 reviews
Julienne Stephens
Anice little book

A gentle look at life in Covid in the city. The end is a little obtuse i relation to the rest of the story, but will engender discussions.

Julie Richards
Well done !!

Well done !!
I purchased books for my grand daughters 4th birthday. Unfortunately due to covid I am unable to give them to her yet but I have read them all. They are all beautifully written and very educational. I know she is just going to love them. Also have the calico bag to store them in which is sturdy and well made. Ver happy with my purchase . Thankyou. Julie

Loretta Maher

My grandson loves it! The illustrations are good conversation starters so much so we often get caught up in our own stories😊. We're looking forward to getting more.

Jayne Williams
Loved the Rhymes

This book was an easy and fun read to my grandchildren. The rhymes made it easy to read and captured the attention of the kiddies. A very clever book about Covid-19 in a child friendly manner that enabled me to explain how other countries in our world had to deal with the pandemic. We were far luckier in Australia.

Carole Davis

It's a lovely , beautifully illustrated book ...lots to look at and a beautiful story

Jacqueline Feeney
April's window

Beautiful book appropriate for these times a gift for my daughter teaching in the UK

Jodie Kellett

The illustrations are beautiful and I love the quality of the book

Lesley Reed

A beautiful book.

Joan Cumming
Special books for Children

Delighted with the books.. so colourful and so up to date with the world just now.
These books are very special and beautifully illustrated.

Wroxie Hayes
Aprils window

I bought this as have granddaughter April. Thought it might mention name other than in title. Also too young for her at 6. I should have researched more. Message of book fine, appreciation of emergency services.

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