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Wild about books

by Sierra, Judy.

Format: Print Book 2004
Availability: Available at 37 Libraries 48 of 50 copies
Available (46)
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ACLA Mobile Library Services Preschool - Children's Kits J PS PB SIERRA KIT
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ACLA Mobile Library Services Preschool - Children's Kits J PS PB SIERRA KIT
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ACLA Mobile Library Services Preschool Children's Picture Books J PS PB SIER READ
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ACLA Mobile Library Services Preschool Children's Picture Books J PS PB SIER READ
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ACLA Mobile Library Services Preschool Children's Picture Books J PS PB SIER READ
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Avalon Public Library Childrens E SIE
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Baldwin Borough Library Picture Book J SIE
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Brentwood Library Easy E Sierra
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Bridgeville Public Library Picture Books JUV E SIE
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C.C. Mellor Memorial Library Picture Books E Sie
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C.C. Mellor Memorial Library - Forest Hills Picture Books E Sie
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CLP - Beechview Children's Picture Books qj FICTION Sierra
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CLP - Brookline Children's Picture Books qj FICTION Sierra
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CLP - Carrick Children's Picture Books qj FICTION Sierra
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CLP - East Liberty Children's Picture Books qj FICTION Sierra
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CLP - Main Library First Floor Children's Department - Closed Stack Area qj FICTION Sierra
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CLP - Main Library First Floor Children's Department - Closed Stack Area qj FICTION Sierra
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CLP - Main Library First Floor Children's Department - Picture Books qj FICTION Sierra
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CLP - Squirrel Hill Children's Picture Books qj FICTION Sierra
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Carnegie Library of Homestead Juvenile Picture Book J ANIM Sier
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Community Library of Allegheny Valley - Harrison Picture Books Je S
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Cooper-Siegel Community Library Picture Book q E SIE
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Cooper-Siegel Community Library - Sharpsburg Picture Books E SIE
Location  Cooper-Siegel Community Library - Sharpsburg
 
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Crafton Public Library Juvenile - Picture Books PICT F SIERRA 2004
Location  Crafton Public Library
 
Collection  Juvenile - Picture Books
 
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Dormont Public Library Rhymes RHYME SIER
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Hampton Community Library Juvenile Picture Book ANIMALS JPIC SIERRA
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Jefferson Hills Public Library Easy Fiction E FIC SIE
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Collection  Easy Fiction
 
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Monroeville Public Library Juvenile Picture Books J E SIERRA
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Collection  Juvenile Picture Books
 
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Moon Township Public Library Easy READING JE SIERRA
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Collection  Easy
 
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Mt. Lebanon Public Library Children's Picture Books j Ea SIERRA
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Collection  Children's Picture Books
 
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Northern Tier Regional Library Picture Book J PB SIERR
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Northland Public Library Children's Picture Books J PIC SIERRA
Location  Northland Public Library
 
Collection  Children's Picture Books
 
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Northland Public Library Children's Picture Books J PIC SIERRA
Location  Northland Public Library
 
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Northland Public Library Children's Picture Books J PIC SIERRA
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Oakmont Carnegie Library Easy Fiction E SI
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Pleasant Hills Public Library Picture Book q Juv Pict Sie
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Plum Community Library Easy Reader E FIC SIE
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Collection  Easy Reader
 
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Scott Township Library Picture Books E SIERRA
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Collection  Picture Books
 
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Sewickley Public Library Juvenile Picture Books J E SIE
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Shaler North Hills Library Juvenile Picture Book j PICT BK SIE
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Springdale Free Public Library Children's Picture Books C SIER
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Springdale Free Public Library Children's Picture Books CF SIER
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Western Allegheny Community Library Picture Book JP ANI SIERRA
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Whitehall Public Library Picture Books PIC Sierra
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Wilkinsburg Public Library Picture Books E SIE WILD ANIMALS
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Collection  Picture Books
 
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Wilkinsburg Public Library - Eastridge Picture Books E SIE WILD ANIMALS
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Noncirculating (2)
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CLP - Main Library First Floor Children's Department - Professional Collection qj FICTION Sierra
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Mt. Lebanon Public Library Professional Ref j r Ea SIERRA Judy
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Northland Public Library Children's Picture Books CHECKED OUT
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Upper St. Clair Township Library Picture Books CHECKED OUT
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Collection  Picture Books
 
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Summary
It started the summer of 2002, when the Springfield librarian, Molly McGrew, by mistake drove her bookmobile into the zoo.

In this rollicking rhymed story, Molly introduces birds and beasts to this new something called reading. She finds the perfect book for every animal--tall books for giraffes, tiny ones for crickets. "She even found waterproof books for the otter, who never went swimming without Harry Potter." In no time at all, Molly has them "forsaking their niches, their nests, and their nooks," going "wild, simply wild, about wonderful books." Judy Sierra's funny animal tale coupled with Marc Brown's lush, fanciful paintings will have the same effect on young Homo sapiens. Altogether, it's more fun than a barrel of monkeys!
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "PreS-Gr. 2. In this rollicking story, librarian Molly McGrew accidentally drives her bookmobile into the zoo, and then the fun begins! The animals draw close to listen to a Dr. Seuss story, and soon they begin stampeding to learn all about this new something called reading. Many picture-book authors who try their hands at rhyme have less-than-stellar results. Here, the best part of the book is Sierra's handy way with a rhyming text that not only scans properly but also is both clever and full of images that will amuse children (Tasmanian devils found books so exciting / That soon they had given up fighting for writing ). The wild animal goings-on offer illustrator Brown an opportunity to get away from his vaguely aardvarklike Arthur and create some real animals--in fact, about every animal one can think of. All the slaphappy art fits nicely into double-page spreads that allow the energetic action room to breathe. That's good because there are tons of things to look at, all in sunny colors. Not only are the animals reading books but they are also hugging them, licking the pictures off the pages, and trying their hands at writing. A wonderful advertisement for the joys of a literary life. --Ilene Cooper Copyright 2004 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Sierra (Silly and Sillier) and Brown dedicate this spirited volume to Theodor Seuss Geisel, to whom they give several affectionate nods (including a meter akin to And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street). After the Springfield (Dr. Seuss's hometown) librarian one day drives her bookmobile into the zoo, she settles into a chair with a book: "By reading aloud from the good Dr. Seuss,/ She quickly attracted a mink and a moose,/ A wombat, an oryx, a lemur, a lynx,/ Eight elephant calves, and a family of skinks." As the zoo's residents eagerly descend on the bookmobile, their species-appropriate selections will elicit chuckles from kids: a monkey grabs for a banana cookbook, two crocodiles open Peter Pan to the page featuring the croc that swallows a clock, giraffes pore over "tall books" (devoted to basketball, redwood trees, skyscrapers) and hyenas read joke books. Sierra's cleverly rhymed verse includes many playful embellishments, such as "Raccoons read alone and baboons read in bunches./ And llamas read dramas while eating their llunches." The critters then become wild about writing as well and pen so many new books that the librarian enlists their help to build a library branch at the zoo. Packed with funny flourishes, Brown's atwork reflects a loose, free style; his bustling paintings capture this endearing menagerie's antics. A winning paean to reading and writing. Ages 4-8. (Aug.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved"
(c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved
Additional Information
Subjects Zoo animals -- Fiction.
Books and reading -- Fiction.
Bookmobiles -- Fiction.
Libraries -- Fiction.
Stories in rhyme.
Publisher New York :Knopf,2004
Edition 1st ed.
Contributors Brown, Marc Tolon.
Language English
Description 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 32 cm
ISBN 9780375925382
9780375825385 (hc)
037582538X (hc)
0375925384 (lib. bdg.)
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