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ISBN13: 9780763622626
ISBN10: 0763622621
Condition: Standard
Dustjacket: None
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From the co-creator of the New York Times bestselling Ladybug Girl series comes a high seas adventure inspired by the classic picture books Little Bear and Where the Wild Things Are.

 

Three bear siblings break their mothers favorite blue seashell, and rather than tell her, they decide to set out in their sailboat to find her a new one. On their quest they encounter salty sailors, strange new islands, huge whales, and vast seas but no blue seashells. When a treacherous storm suddenly blows in, the three bears find themselves tossed about in their little boat, far from Mama. What will become of their search, and what will it take to bring them safely home?

 

This read aloud shares its best qualities with classic picture books: breath-taking illustrations, epic adventure, and a subtle message about taking responsibility for your actions.

Review:

"The library's no place for a real live lion. But what if it was a book-loving beast that followed all the library rules, enforced by head librarian Miss Merriweather? Well, that's a different story — the fun, fantastical tale in Knudsen's entertaining picture book. Library patrons and staff are perplexed and a bit frightened when a lion arrives in the local library, checking out the collection, napping in the children's corner and making himself at home for story hour. But Miss Merriweather doesn't see any reason to expel this mane attraction if he abides by her rules (e.g., 'No running!'; 'If you cannot be quiet, you will have to leave [the library]'). Soon the furry fellow befriends nearly everyone in the place, and even becomes Miss Merriweather's helpful assistant. One day, Miss Merriweather is in trouble. Lassie-like, the lion gets her some help, and then banishes himself from the place for breaking the rules (he unquietly roars in order to get the attention of one of the librarian's colleagues). Happily, this heroic literary lion doesn't stay away for long. Knudsen's gentle tale of a revered yet welcoming community destination will ring true for many readers. Hawkes's (Weslandia) evocative, soft-hued acrylic-and-pencil illustrations have a timeless feel, depicting a cozy book-filled haven that any story fan would love to visit, rules and all. Ages 4-7. (Sept.)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

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No roaring allowed. That's the only stipulation Miss Merriweather the librarian places on her unusual new visitor at storytime: a lion. He turns out to be a model patron, "doing things without being asked. He dusted the encyclopedias. He licked the envelopes." But a thorny dilemma arises when Miss Merriweather falls and injures her arm: Should the lion break the rules and roar for help? Delicate, expressive pictures pair well with the understated humor of the text-which, for all its fun, may spark discussions about when it's okay to break the rules. For kids who love forays to the library, this is a must-read. (Ages 4 to 6)

Child magazine's Best Children's Book Awards 2006

Synopsis:

An affectionate storybook tribute to that truly wonderful place: the library.

Miss Merriweather, the head librarian, is very particular about rules in the library. No running allowed. And you must be quiet. But when a lion comes to the library one day, no one is sure what to do. There aren't any rules about lions in the library. And, as it turns out, this lion seems very well suited to library visiting. His big feet are quiet on the library floor. He makes a comfy backrest for the children at story hour. And he never roars in the library, at least not anymore. But when something terrible happens, the lion quickly comes to the rescue in the only way he knows how. Michelle Knudsen's disarming story, illustrated by the matchless Kevin Hawkes in an expressive timeless style, will win over even the most ardent of rule keepers.

About the Author

Michelle Knudsen has worked in libraries in New York City and Ithaca, New York. She is the author of the Brand New Reader Fish and Frog, among many other books for children. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.

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lynnettek, March 27, 2009 (view all comments by lynnettek)
Oh, you should read this! I got choked up and struggled to continue reading and sounding normal as I was trying to hold back sobs! As soon as I finished, I left the room and sobbed my eyes out! My hubby held me and laughed while I told him my reaction to this awesome story. The kids liked it, but alas, no crying from them! Yes, this is a picture book, fiction, about a lion who loves the library and a grouchy library employee, but oh, it's a great read for the adult too...
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Miriam, August 28, 2006 (view all comments by Miriam)
A wonderful children's book for budding bookworms as well as adult bibliophiles. Especially recommended for those who are familiar with the library lions outside of the New York Public Library on 42nd street in NYC.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780763622626
Author:
Knudsen, Michelle
Publisher:
Candlewick Press (MA)
Illustrator:
Hawkes, Kevin
Author:
Hawkes, Kevin
Author:
Soman, David
Subject:
General
Subject:
Children's 4-8 - Fiction - General
Subject:
Animals - Lions Tigers Leopards etc.
Subject:
Lions
Subject:
Libraries
Subject:
Books & Libraries
Subject:
Social Issues - General
Subject:
General-General
Subject:
Animals - Bears
Subject:
picture book;rules;libraries;lions;children s;fiction;animals;friendship;children;librarians;helping;obedience;fantasy;library rules;children s literature;manners;librarian;picture;children s fiction;storytime;children s books;kids;children s book
Subject:
picture book;rules;libraries;lions;children s;fiction;animals;friendship;children;librarians;helping;obedience;fantasy;library rules;children s literature;manners;librarian;picture;children s fiction;storytime;children s books;kids;children s book
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Picture book
Publication Date:
20060931
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from P up to 2
Language:
English
Illustrations:
4-COLOR
Pages:
48
Dimensions:
11.50x10.50x.70 in. 1.40 lbs.
Children's Book Type:
Picture / Wordless
Age Level:
04-07

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Product details 48 pages Candlewick Press (MA) - English 9780763622626 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "The library's no place for a real live lion. But what if it was a book-loving beast that followed all the library rules, enforced by head librarian Miss Merriweather? Well, that's a different story — the fun, fantastical tale in Knudsen's entertaining picture book. Library patrons and staff are perplexed and a bit frightened when a lion arrives in the local library, checking out the collection, napping in the children's corner and making himself at home for story hour. But Miss Merriweather doesn't see any reason to expel this mane attraction if he abides by her rules (e.g., 'No running!'; 'If you cannot be quiet, you will have to leave [the library]'). Soon the furry fellow befriends nearly everyone in the place, and even becomes Miss Merriweather's helpful assistant. One day, Miss Merriweather is in trouble. Lassie-like, the lion gets her some help, and then banishes himself from the place for breaking the rules (he unquietly roars in order to get the attention of one of the librarian's colleagues). Happily, this heroic literary lion doesn't stay away for long. Knudsen's gentle tale of a revered yet welcoming community destination will ring true for many readers. Hawkes's (Weslandia) evocative, soft-hued acrylic-and-pencil illustrations have a timeless feel, depicting a cozy book-filled haven that any story fan would love to visit, rules and all. Ages 4-7. (Sept.)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Review" by , No roaring allowed. That's the only stipulation Miss Merriweather the librarian places on her unusual new visitor at storytime: a lion. He turns out to be a model patron, "doing things without being asked. He dusted the encyclopedias. He licked the envelopes." But a thorny dilemma arises when Miss Merriweather falls and injures her arm: Should the lion break the rules and roar for help? Delicate, expressive pictures pair well with the understated humor of the text-which, for all its fun, may spark discussions about when it's okay to break the rules. For kids who love forays to the library, this is a must-read. (Ages 4 to 6)

Child magazine's Best Children's Book Awards 2006

"Synopsis" by , An affectionate storybook tribute to that truly wonderful place: the library.

Miss Merriweather, the head librarian, is very particular about rules in the library. No running allowed. And you must be quiet. But when a lion comes to the library one day, no one is sure what to do. There aren't any rules about lions in the library. And, as it turns out, this lion seems very well suited to library visiting. His big feet are quiet on the library floor. He makes a comfy backrest for the children at story hour. And he never roars in the library, at least not anymore. But when something terrible happens, the lion quickly comes to the rescue in the only way he knows how. Michelle Knudsen's disarming story, illustrated by the matchless Kevin Hawkes in an expressive timeless style, will win over even the most ardent of rule keepers.

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