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

by Bottner, Barbara,

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A school librarian encourages her students to make up stories, and teaches a lesson about bullying in the process.
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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"
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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
Brooks, Miss (Fictitious character) Juvenile fiction
Storytelling Juvenile fiction
Librarians Juvenile fiction
Bullying Juvenile fiction
Bullies Juvenile fiction
Picture books for children
Juvenile Literature
Juvenile Fiction
Electronic books.
Picture books for children.
Publisher New York :Random House Children's Books2014
Edition First edition.
Contributors Emberley, Michael, illustrator.
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Audience AD 510
Language English
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ISBN 9780449813300
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