Miss Brooks Loves Books! (and I Don't)

By Barbara Bottner; Michael Emberley (Illustrator)
(Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers, Hardcover, 9780375846823, 32pp.)

Publication Date: March 9, 2010

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Selected by Indie Booksellers for the Spring 2010 Kids' Next List
“One very reluctant young reader resists all of a firecracker librarian's many attempts to push the joy of books and reading -- until the day one special story comes along and changes everything, igniting a blissful enthusiasm that will last a lifetime.”
-- Mark David Bradshaw, Watermark Books, Wichita, KS


Description
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.



About the Author
Barbara Bottner is the author of many favorites for young readers, including Rosa's Room, illustrated by Beth Spiegel; the ever-popular Bootsie Barker Bites, illustrated by Peggy Rathmann; and Bootsie Barker Ballerina, also an I Can Read Book, illustrated by G. Brian Karas. Together with her husband, Gerald Kruglik, Ms. Bottner has authored the award-winning picture book Wallace's Lists, illustrated by Olof Landstrom, and the I Can Read Book Pish and Posh, which she illustrated.

Michael Emberley is the New York Times best-selling illustrator of You Read to Me, I'll Read to You, written by Mary Ann Hoberman, and has written several books of his own, including Ruby and Dinosaurs! A Drawing Book.
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