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ISBN13: 9780375825385
ISBN10: 037582538x
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It started the summer of 2002, when the Springfield librarian, Molly McGrew, by mistake drove her bookmobile into the zoo.

In this rollicking rhymed story, Molly introduces birds and beasts to this new something called reading. She finds the perfect book for every animal — tall books for giraffes, tiny ones for crickets. "She even found waterproof books for the otter, who never went swimming without Harry Potter." In no time at all, Molly has them "forsaking their niches, their nests, and their nooks," going "wild, simply wild, about wonderful books." Judy Sierra's funny animal tale coupled with Marc Brown's lush, fanciful paintings will have the same effect on young Homo sapiens. Altogether, it's more fun than a barrel of monkeys!

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"Sierra (Silly and Sillier) and Brown dedicate this spirited volume to Theodor Seuss Geisel, to whom they give several affectionate nods (including a meter akin to And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street). After the Springfield (Dr. Seuss's hometown) librarian one day drives her bookmobile into the zoo, she settles into a chair with a book: 'By reading aloud from the good Dr. Seuss,/ She quickly attracted a mink and a moose,/ A wombat, an oryx, a lemur, a lynx,/ Eight elephant calves, and a family of skinks.' As the zoo's residents eagerly descend on the bookmobile, their species-appropriate selections will elicit chuckles from kids: a monkey grabs for a banana cookbook, two crocodiles open Peter Pan to the page featuring the croc that swallows a clock, giraffes pore over 'tall books' (devoted to basketball, redwood trees, skyscrapers) and hyenas read joke books. Sierra's cleverly rhymed verse includes many playful embellishments, such as 'Raccoons read alone and baboons read in bunches./ And llamas read dramas while eating their llunches.' The critters then become wild about writing as well and pen so many new books that the librarian enlists their help to build a library branch at the zoo. Packed with funny flourishes, Brown's atwork reflects a loose, free style; his bustling paintings capture this endearing menagerie's antics. A winning paean to reading and writing. Ages 4-8." Publishers Weekly (Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information, Inc.)

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"The author's sense of playfulness in plot and language creates a lavish literary stew....Brown's cheerful, full-color illustrations stretch his trademark art with ever-so-slightly stylized spreads that are rich in pattern, texture, and nuance." School Library Journal

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Synopsis:

It started the summer of 2002, when the Springfield librarian, Molly McGrew, by mistake drove her bookmobile into the zoo.

In this rollicking rhymed story, Molly introduces birds and beasts to this new something called reading. She finds the perfect book for every animal—tall books for giraffes, tiny ones for crickets. “She even found waterproof books for the otter, who never went swimming without Harry Potter.” In no time at all, Molly has them “forsaking their niches, their nests, and their nooks,” going “wild, simply wild, about wonderful books.” Judy Sierras funny animal tale coupled with Marc Browns lush, fanciful paintings will have the same effect on young Homo sapiens. Altogether, its more fun than a barrel of monkeys!

About the Author

Judy Sierra is the author of many critically acclaimed children's books, including the bestselling collection of funny poems, Antarctic Antics; Silly & Sillier; and Tasty Baby Belly Buttons. She lives in Castro Valley, CA.

Marc Brown is best known as the creator of Arthur the aardvark, but you will find no aardvarks or animals wearing glasses in this book. Drawing upon his classical training at the Cleveland Institute of Art, Marc Brown's colorful paintings for Wild About Books reflect the naïve spirit of folk art at its best. "Judy Sierra's story gave me the opportunity to indulge myself in painting," said Mr. Brown, adding that this is the book of which he is most proud. He lives in Hingham and Martha's Vineyard, MA.

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Amy Dicker, June 4, 2008 (view all comments by Amy Dicker)
If you like Dr. Seuss, you will love this book. It is a great read for children and even teaches them about haiku. This is a great book and I love reading to my children.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780375825385
Illustrated by:
Brown, Marc Tolon
Publisher:
Alfred A. Knopf
Illustrator:
Brown, Marc Tolon
Author:
Sierra, Judy
Author:
illustrated by Marc Brown
Author:
Brown, Marc
Subject:
Children's 4-8 - Picturebooks
Subject:
Animals - Zoos
Subject:
Stories in rhyme
Subject:
Zoo animals
Subject:
Children s All Ages - Fiction - General
Subject:
Animals
Subject:
Children s Animals-Animal Stories-Zoos
Subject:
animals;zoo;picture book;libraries;fiction;rhyme;zoo animals;rhyming;librarians;poetry;children s;humor;bookmobiles;bookmobile;stories in rhyme;children;fantasy;marc brown;literacy;storytime;books about books;children s literature;writing;librarian;haiku;
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Picture book
Publication Date:
August 2004
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from P up to 3
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
40
Dimensions:
12.31 x 9.37 x .36 in 1 lb
Children's Book Type:
Picture / Wordless
Age Level:
from 4 up to 8

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Product details 40 pages Alfred A. Knopf - English 9780375825385 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Sierra (Silly and Sillier) and Brown dedicate this spirited volume to Theodor Seuss Geisel, to whom they give several affectionate nods (including a meter akin to And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street). After the Springfield (Dr. Seuss's hometown) librarian one day drives her bookmobile into the zoo, she settles into a chair with a book: 'By reading aloud from the good Dr. Seuss,/ She quickly attracted a mink and a moose,/ A wombat, an oryx, a lemur, a lynx,/ Eight elephant calves, and a family of skinks.' As the zoo's residents eagerly descend on the bookmobile, their species-appropriate selections will elicit chuckles from kids: a monkey grabs for a banana cookbook, two crocodiles open Peter Pan to the page featuring the croc that swallows a clock, giraffes pore over 'tall books' (devoted to basketball, redwood trees, skyscrapers) and hyenas read joke books. Sierra's cleverly rhymed verse includes many playful embellishments, such as 'Raccoons read alone and baboons read in bunches./ And llamas read dramas while eating their llunches.' The critters then become wild about writing as well and pen so many new books that the librarian enlists their help to build a library branch at the zoo. Packed with funny flourishes, Brown's atwork reflects a loose, free style; his bustling paintings capture this endearing menagerie's antics. A winning paean to reading and writing. Ages 4-8." Publishers Weekly (Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Review" by , "The author's sense of playfulness in plot and language creates a lavish literary stew....Brown's cheerful, full-color illustrations stretch his trademark art with ever-so-slightly stylized spreads that are rich in pattern, texture, and nuance."
"Synopsis" by , CN
"Synopsis" by , It started the summer of 2002, when the Springfield librarian, Molly McGrew, by mistake drove her bookmobile into the zoo.

In this rollicking rhymed story, Molly introduces birds and beasts to this new something called reading. She finds the perfect book for every animal—tall books for giraffes, tiny ones for crickets. “She even found waterproof books for the otter, who never went swimming without Harry Potter.” In no time at all, Molly has them “forsaking their niches, their nests, and their nooks,” going “wild, simply wild, about wonderful books.” Judy Sierras funny animal tale coupled with Marc Browns lush, fanciful paintings will have the same effect on young Homo sapiens. Altogether, its more fun than a barrel of monkeys!

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