Saturday, March 27, 2010

Miss Brooks Loves Books! (And I Don't) by Barbara Bottner

Bottner, Barbara. Miss Brooks Loves Books! (And I Don’t), illustrated by Michael Emberley. Alfred A. Knopf, 2010. $17.99. PICTURE BOOK. Miss Brooks the librarian loves book and wears costumes while she reads them to the class. A young girl doesn’t like books. No matter how hard Miss Brooks tries to get the girl interested in different subjects. For Book Week, each child must share a book that they love and wear a costume. The young girl tells her mom that they need to move. Her mom responds that “there’s a librarian in every town.” Miss Brooks loads the girl’s backpack up with books. The girl finally finds a book she is interested in, Shrek. She loves ogres that have warts and snort. The book explains that everyone can find something that interests them at the library. The pencil and watercolor illustrations are bright and playful against a plain white background. A book that librarian’s will love and kids should enjoy. EL–ADVISABLE. Samantha, Public Librarian.

1 comment:

Allison Madsen said...

I LOVED reading this book!! But I think Samantha was right, that this book was written for teachers and librarians not necessarily for kids.