Synopses & Reviews
Sierra returns to the subject of Wild About Books and Born to Read with another exuberant celebration of reading this time focusing on the joys of a good read aloud session. As the story opens young animals ride scooters skateboards and bikes to a story hour led by Miss Bingo a bespectacled flamingo who holds court in an outdoor library of sorts complete with a pond and surrounding meadow grasses. Karas (A Poem in Your Pocket) includes visual nods to several children’s book classics—avid readers will recognize copies of Pat the Bunny and Doctor De Soto among other titles—and Sierra puts Mother Goose rhymes front and center as the day’s read aloud choice. As usual Sierra’s verse is spot on in its rhyme and meter and Karas’s wispy colored pencils capture the animals’ bountiful enthusiasm. And when one of the animals steps on the foot of tiny Annabelle the mouse during a mid reading stretch session Sierra eloquently shows how reading can do more than just engage imaginations—with a little improvising it can turn tears to giggles too. Ages 4–8. Illustrator’s agent: Brenda Bowen Sanford J. Greenburger Associates. (July)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
From the E.B. White Read Aloud Award winning author Judy Sierra comes a darling picture book about the joys of storytime in a preschool classroom illustrate by acclaimed and New York Times bestselling artist G. Brian Karas.
In Miss Bingo s classroom there s always time to tell a story Here are Jiro and Annabelle, Rufus and Rory. They re here to have fun with amazing Miss Bingo, the storytime rhymer, the singing flamingo. She tells them of kittens, and mittens, and mice, Miss Muffet, her tuffet, and sugar, and spice.
Master storyteller Judy Sierra s latest read aloud celebrates stories, friendship, and the joy of reading in a picture book that can be shared over and over again."