Born to Read ()

By Judy Sierra, Marc Brown (Illustrator)

Knopf Books for Young Readers, 9780375946875, 40pp.

Publication Date: August 12, 2008



THE AWARD-WINNING COLLABORATORS of the New York Times #1 picture book bestseller Wild About Books are back with a new story that promotes books and reading. Told in Judy Sierra’s inimitable read-aloud rhyme, the narrative chronicles the amazing successes of Sam—thanks to his early love of books. The story ranges from Sam’s infancy, when his mother reads him a picture book (“then another, then another, then another . . . such a perfect, patient mother”), to school age, when he cleverly uses some of his favorite books to rid his town of the rampaging baby giant, Grundaloon. “‘Here’s my secret,’ Sam decreed. ‘Readers win and winners read.’” Marc Brown’s playful pictures joyously complement this fun-to-read, upbeat story

About the Author

Judy Sierra's "Wild About Books "won the E. B. White Read-Aloud Award. She is also the author of "Mind Your Manners," "B. B.Wolf," "Thelonius Monster's Sky-High Fly Pie," and "Beastly Rhymes to Read After Dark." She lives in Oakland, California.

Marc Brown's illustrations for "Wild About Books "won him many accolades and honors. His popular books and television show about Arthur the aardvark have brought him fame throughout the world. He lives in Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts.