A Book by Mordicai Gerstein (The Man Who Walked Between the Towers - In my top five all time favorites!) is an extremely clever and humorous book. Gerstein takes us through several genres and illustrates the book from the reader's point of view. After having the book read to her, my youngest daughter promptly asked for a piece of paper so she could write her own book.
I am going to purchase this book to start my study of genres and when we begin our writer's notebooks in August. It is a wonderful celebration of the joy of being part of a story whether you are the reader or the writer. A good compare and contrast lesson with A Book would be The Three Pigs by David Wiesner.