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Aunt Chip and the great Triple Creek dam affair

by Polacco, Patricia.

Format: Book on CD 1996
Availability: Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy
Available (1)
Location Collection Call #
Springdale Free Public Library Children's Picture Books C BOOK&CD POLA
Location  Springdale Free Public Library
Collection  Children's Picture Books
Call Number  C BOOK&CD POLA
How much TV is too much TV? Welcome to Triple Creek, where the townspeople watch TV day and night. They watch it when they're eating, working, playing, and sleeping. They even use TVs to teach the kids at school. But when Eli's eccentric Aunt Chip (who refuses to own a TV) discovers that her nephew and her neighbors don't remember how to read, she pulls the plug on the whole town, using books that have been piled high to build a dam to spread the magic of reading all around.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Ages 5^-8. Aunt Chip took to her bed 50 years ago when the big television tower came to town and the library closed. She knew there would be consequences, and there were--everyone stopped reading, and now they don't remember how. When Aunt Chip learns that, she gets out of bed and begins teaching the children to read. Soon the kids love reading so much they're taking books out of potholes and sagging buildings, where the books have been doing infrastructure duty. Eventually, the TV tower falls down, at first angering the adults and then causing them to read. Reading reigns, and Aunt Chip goes back to her job of decades ago, town librarian. Naturally, this subject is near and dear to every librarian's heart, but Polacco's treatment of it borders on the didactic. Still, since books and reading are always in competition with television viewing, maybe a little didacticism doesn't hurt. Polacco's signature-style artwork, a bit more freewheeling than usual, has fun with the fantasy elements of the story. Not top-of-the-line Polacco, but libraries will probably want to buy this for the message. --Ilene Cooper"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Subjects Television and reading -- Juvenile fiction.
Literacy -- Juvenile fiction.
Books and reading -- Juvenile fiction.
Television -- Juvenile fiction.
Children's audiobooks.
Publisher [New Rochelle N.Y.] :Spoken Arts,1996
Contributors Abravanel, Wayne.
Other Contributors Music, Wayne Abravanel.
Language English
Notes "Cut 1: program with tones. Cut 2: program without tones."
Compact disc.
Description 1 audio disc (20 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 book.
ISBN 0399229434
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