Miss Brooks' Story Nook : (where tales are told and ogres are welcome)

by Bottner, Barbara,

Format: Print Book 2014
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Summary
A hilarious companion to the New York Times bestselling Miss Brooks Loves Books! (and I don't) about the power of stories and storytelling.

Missy loves her librarian, Miss Brooks. And she loves to go to Miss Brooks' before-school story time. But to get to Story Nook, she has to pass Billy Toomey's house-and she does not love Billy Toomey.

Billy always tries to steal her hat and jeers, "I'm going to get you!" It's vexing. Then one rainy (and hatless) day, Miss Brooks changes story hour to story telling hour. She teaches the kids about characters and plot and action and satisfying conclusions and encourages them to make up their own tales.

And that's when Missy has a brainstorm. She sees a way to use her made-up story to deal with her real-life bully.

In this terrifically funny ode to inventiveness and ingenuity, Barbara Bottner and Michael Emberley celebrate the power of stories and how they can help us to rewrite our own lives.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Missy loves Miss Brooks' before-school storytime, although whenever she passes Billy Toomey's house to get there, he snatches her hat and won't give it back. One stormy morning, she arrives at Story Nook just before the lights go out. Unfazed, Miss Brooks encourages the children to make up their own story while they sit in the dark. Missy takes the lead in creating an imaginative, bloodcurdling tale. Fired with courage, she tells it the next morning to a suddenly terrified Billy Toomey and gets all her hats back. Bottner writes a heartening narrative in which the creative process is practical in that it resolves a problem, satisfying in that it leads to justice, and enjoyable in its own right. Capably constructed and full of lively dialogue, the story is well served by Emberley's many expressive drawings of the characters, including a sympathetic, symbolic portrayal of Missy burdened by her nemesis. This engaging picture book is a satisfying sequel to Miss Brooks Loves Books (and I Don't) (2010).--Phelan, Carolyn Copyright 2010 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Bottner and Emberley shift focus from reading to storytelling in this wickedly funny companion to Miss Brooks Loves Books (and I Don't). A power outage makes it too dark to read during Story Nook time, so Miss Brooks guides her students through the art of storytelling. Initially reluctant to invent a story, heroine Missy eventually unspools a tale about an ogre whose escaped snake makes quick work of Missy's "exasperating" neighbor, Billy Toomey: "It wraps around him and squeezes so hard, his eyes pop out." While introducing the ideas of plot, characters, problem-solving, and "satisfying endings," these collaborators demonstrate in no uncertain terms just how much real-life power stories can have. Ages 5-9. (Aug.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Subjects Storytelling -- Fiction.
Bullies -- Fiction.
Librarians -- Fiction.
Storytelling -- Juvenile fiction.
Bullies -- Juvenile fiction.
Librarians -- Juvenile fiction.
Publisher New York :2014
Edition First edition.
Contributors Emberley, Michael, illustrator.
Language English
Description 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 29 cm
ISBN 9780449813287 (trade)
0449813282 (trade)
9780449813294 (lib. bdg.)
0449813290 (lib. bdg.)
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