Carlo and the Really Nice Librarian

By Jessica Spanyol; Jessica Spanyol (Illustrator)
(Candlewick, Hardcover, 9780763625269, 32pp.)

Publication Date: July 15, 2004

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In a simple storybook adventure, curious Carlo discovers the joys of the library with the help of a gentle (if toothy) librarian.

Carlo the giraffe is making his first visit to the new library. "Wow!" he says when he sees all the books, the colorful posters, and especially the chairs with wheels. But Carlo is a little afraid of the librarian, Mrs. Chinca, with her sharp teeth and claws, until he learns how much she loves books. With bright illustrations and a cheery text, Jessica Spanyol offers preschoolers a spirited introduction to the library — and a really nice librarian.

About the Author

Jessica Spanyol has written and illustrated three other books about Carlo the giraffe. Of CARLO AND THE REALLY NICE LIBRARIAN, she says, "Lots of ideas for this book came from visiting libraries with my
two-and-a-half-year-old son, Milo, who, like Carlo, loves books but
especially likes chairs with wheels." Jessica Spanyol lives in England with her family.

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