Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Curious George: Librarian For a Day - OPTIONAL

Tibbott, Julie  Curious George: Librarian For a Day  Houghton Mifflin, 2012. $3.99  PICTURE BOOK  Content: G.  

George is helping Mrs. Dewey at the library when she has to hurry away to help her book club.  George helps some patrons find their books while she is away.  The doorman didn’t know the name of his book, but he knew that it was yellow, so George thinks it will be easier if he reorganizes the library by color.  Another patron comes and knows that his book is big, so George reorganizes the library books by size.  When George’s friend, Steve, comes into the library he helps George to organize the books by subject and then alphabetically by the author.  When Mrs. Dewey returns she is happy to see the library so clean and organized.  In typical Curious George fashion, the cute monkey makes a mess and then learns something from his mistakes.  

In this book George learns how libraries are organized and that it is so people can find books easier.  The illustrations are cute and the story is simple, but it says it’s for a level one reader and the words and concepts seemed a bit advanced for a beginner reader.  

EL (K-3) - OPTIONAL.  Reviewer, C. Peterson.

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