Synopses & Reviews
With the help of Miss Brooks, Missys 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 Steigs 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 childs hands.
andquot;Playful narration and amusing artwork will prompt readers to say, just like Edgar, andquot;Again.andquot;
andquot;This is a fresh take on an age-old tale that will offer plenty of story- and family-time laughs.andquot;
Bottner and 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. Full color.
Hazel is dying for her baby brother to arrive so she can read and talk with him, and disappointed when he finally talks and his first word is a resounding NO. Will he ever say anything else?
Hazel canand#8217;t wait for her baby brother to be born so she can talk and read with him! But when, at last, he arrives, he just sits there. More disappointing yet, when he finally speaks, his first word is a resounding NO!
But Hazel resolves to wait someand#160;moreand#8212;despite the ever-increasing NOsand#8212;and she keeps on reading aloud to him. Will Edgar ever say anything else? And if he does, what will his second word be?and#160;
and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160; The magic of sharing books is at the center of this hilarious new baby story that will resonate with book lovers and any child who has trouble waiting.
About the Author
Barbara Bottner is the author of more than 36 books. She lives in Los Angeles.
Michael Emberley has been writing and illustrating childrens books since 1979. He lives in Ireland.