Monday, October 3, 2016

Review: Miss Brooks Loves Books! (And I Don't) by Barbara Bottner, Illustrated by Michael Emberley

Synopsis: With the help of Miss Brooks, Missy’s classmates all find books they love in the library—books about fairies and dogs and trains and cowboys. But Missy dismisses them all—“Too flowery, too furry, too clickety, too yippity.” Still, Miss Brooks remains undaunted. Book Week is here and Missy will find a book to love if they have to empty the entire library. What story will finally win over this beastly, er, discriminating child? William Steig’s Shrek!—the tale of a repulsive green ogre in search of a revolting bride—of course! (online description)

Review: What a delightful book! As a book lover, I’m often the “Miss Brooks”  and share her enthusiasm and relentless determination to find “the book” that will turn the non-reader into a reader. It was enchanting to read from the “non-readers” point of view and the share that moment when she found the book that fired her mind! An excellent book for school kids – readers and non-readers alike. But perhaps more so for the reader to understand how to assist their friends find books and how to share their love of reading with those who may not be as enthusiastic.
Bookmarks: 8 of 10

Awards: None

ISBN: 978-0-375-84682-3
Year Published: 2010
Date Finished: 9-30-2016
Pages: 16

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