A ground-breaking, warm and very funny picture book about books and reading. Vivian French explores some of the fibs we tell children and children tell us about reading and books in a fun picture book. From excuses like 'I haven't got time to read', to issues surrounding the lack of diversity and the fact that an alien is more liekly to appear in a picure book than a BAME child, to misconceptions about those who struggle with reading, The Covers of My Book Are Too Far Apart! (and other grumbles) turns negatives on their head and celebrates the right we all have to access story, and the wonders of the printed page. Lily, Zack and Khal can't believe it when the new headmaster at their school bans football in the playground.