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Wild about books

by Sierra, Judy.

Format: Book on CD 2005
Availability: Available at 2 Libraries 2 of 2 copies
Available (2)
Location Collection Call #
Bridgeville Public Library Picture Books JUV E SIE
Location  Bridgeville Public Library
Collection  Picture Books
Call Number  JUV E SIE
Shaler North Hills Library Juvenile Audiovisual j CD KIT SIE
Location  Shaler North Hills Library
Collection  Juvenile Audiovisual
Call Number  j CD KIT SIE
A librarian named Mavis McGrew introduces the animals in the zoo to the joy of reading when she drives her bookmobile to the zoo by mistake.
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"
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Additional Information
Series Weston Woods read-along CD.
Subjects Zoo animals -- Juvenile fiction.
Books and reading -- Juvenile fiction.
Bookmobiles -- Juvenile fiction.
Libraries -- Juvenile fiction.
Publisher [Place of publication not identified] :Weston Woods/Scholastic,2005
Contributors Huff, Scotty.
Brown, Marc Tolon.
O'Hara, Catherine.
Participants/Performers Narrated by Catherine O'Hara and music by Scotty Huff.
Language English
Notes Track 1, story with page-turn signals; Track 2, story without page-turn signals.
Based on the book written by Judy Sierra and illustrated by Marc Brown.
Description 1 audio disc (approximately 14 min.) : digital + 1 book (1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 32 cm)
ISBN 0439839866 (CD) :
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