Miss Brooks Loves Books (and I Don't)

Miss Brooks Loves Books (and I Don't)

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Knopf Books For Young Readers, March 2010
Language Arts Curriculum

Miss Brooks, the librarian, really loves books. She dresses up for every book she reads to her classes. This little girl does not love books. In fact, she goes home and asks her mother if they can move so she can escape the books. "There's a librarian in every town," her mother tells her. There's just no escaping books. But for this young one they're just too silly, too kissy and too pink. "You're as stubborn as a wart," says her Mom. Aha, she loves warts. Where is the wart book? Well, how about Shrek? "He has hairs on his nose." If you can't have warts, there's just nothing like nose hairs to make things right!

32 pages 978-0375846823 Ages 4-8

Editor's Note:  For kids who don't like to read

Recommended by: Barb Langridge, abookandahug.com


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!

Barbara Bottner and Michael Emberley pay playful homage to the diverse tastes of child readers and the valiant librarians who are determined to put just the right book in each child’s hands.


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