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Miss Brooks loves books (and I don't)

by Bottner, Barbara.

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A first-grade girl who does not like to read stubbornly resists her school librarian's efforts to convince her to love books until she finds one that might change her mind.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "A scowling first-grader in spectacles, a knitted hat, and overalls cannot stand her bubbly librarian, who dresses up in costumes for reading circle, where she introduces books about dragons, Pilgrims, presidents, and Groundhogs, even! For Book Week, everyone in class has to bring a favorite story, and the young girl has only grouchy comebacks for the other kids, who enthusiastically share books about trains (too clickety), fairies (too flowery), cowboys (too yuppity), and dogs (too furry). When the librarian sends the little rebel home with a bagful of books, she does not like any of them--until she finds a story about a stubborn, smelly, snorty ogre with warts, William Steig's Shrek, and that makes her grab more books about ogres, just like her. The cartoon-style illustrations extend the comedy in images of the expressive girl and her librarian, who dresses in wild miniskirts, boots, and flowers and is far from the usual stereotype. Lots of fun for avid and reluctant readers alike.--Rochman, Hazel Copyright 2010 Booklist"
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Publisher's Weekly Review: "Book Week is looming, and the young narrator of this biblio comedy couldn't be less enthusiastic-every book in the library strikes her as mild-mannered mush. Her opinion of the titular librarian is even less charitable: a hippie dippie-looking literary cheerleader, Miss Brooks has no compunction about donning ridiculous costumes (including a hilarious Very Hungry Caterpillar) to whip kids into a reading frenzy. "I'll never love a book the way you do," the girl tells Miss Brooks. But that's before she discovers a modern classic that tickles her gothic tastes-Shrek-confirming Miss Brooks's belief that everyone "can find something funny and fantastic and appalling in the library." The heroine makes an indelible presence: Bottner (Raymond and Nelda) endows her with a voice that drips weltschmerz and recalls a younger version of MTV's deadpan Daria Morgendorffer. Emberley's (Mail Harry to the Moon!) slice-of-life cartooning is funny, empathetic, and of-the-moment. This story should persuade hard-to-please children that the perfect book for them is out there. Ages 5-8. (Mar.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved"
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Additional Information
Subjects Books and reading Juvenile fiction
Librarians Juvenile fiction
Schools Juvenile fiction
Picture books for children
Books and reading Fiction
Librarians Fiction
Schools Fiction
Juvenile Literature
Juvenile Fiction
Humor (Fiction)
Electronic books.
Picture books for children.
Publisher New York :Random House Children's Books2010
Edition 1st ed.
Other Titles Miss Brooks loves books (and I do not)
Contributors Emberley, Michael, illustrator.
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Language English
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ISBN 9780307759450
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