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Author Day for Room 3T
     

Author Day for Room 3T

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by Robin Pulver, Chuck Richards (Illustrator)
 

What could be more exciting than a visit from a famous author? Even though the school librarian has told them that authors are ordinary people, the kids in Room 3T can’t imagine a guest more glamorous or fascinating than their favorite writer, Harry Bookman. And when their visitor arrives through the window and climbs onto the librarian’s desk, they

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What could be more exciting than a visit from a famous author? Even though the school librarian has told them that authors are ordinary people, the kids in Room 3T can’t imagine a guest more glamorous or fascinating than their favorite writer, Harry Bookman. And when their visitor arrives through the window and climbs onto the librarian’s desk, they just know that this author is one special guy.

In this hilarious case of very mistaken identity, Robin Pulver’s tongue-in-cheek text combines perfectly with Chuck Richards’s madcap illustrations—which reveal to readers that the guest is actually a chimpanzee!

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

"The dynamic perspectives, topsy-turvy settings, and goofy caricatures make this sublimely silly offering a surefire hit." SLJ School Library Journal

"A series of unlikely slapstick mishaps allows for a case of mistaken identity...for youngsters who enjoy the absurd." KIRKUS Kirkus Reviews

Children's Literature
Who pens your favorite children's book? The third graders at Lerner Elementary have been told that "authors are ordinary people, like you and me" but they believe otherwise in Author Day for Room 3T. When the myopic librarian misplaces her glasses, the children are in charge of welcoming the visiting author, Mr. Harry Bookman. This literary gentleman screeches and claps his hairy hands, kisses his own books and gives the sloppiest autographs. When it turns out that he has slipped away from an animal-talent van, the kids are impressed: Mr. Bookman is a TV star, too! Author Robin Pulver and illustrator Chuck Richards have created the funniest book this season. The text and illustrations play off one another to hilarious effect, with the pictures revealing the esteemed author to be a mischievous chimp escaped from his trainer. 2005, Clarion, Ages 5 to 8.
—Mary Quattlebaum
School Library Journal
K-Gr 3-Preparing for an author visit is a daunting endeavor, and creating a "larger than life" figure can lead to unexpected, "larger than life" surprises. After weeks of reading all of Harry Bookman's books, making up songs about his stories, dressing up as his characters, and formulating lots of questions to ask, the children in 3T have conjured up images of a rock star, a movie idol, or, at the very least, royalty. The librarian has told them that authors are actually just ordinary people, but the kids don't believe her. A surprise furry visitor makes a remarkable entrance and presentation, convincing them of their guest's uniqueness. Without her glasses, the nearsighted librarian misses the visual cues in this hilarious case of mistaken identity. When the tardy speaker-a very ordinary man-arrives, puffing and panting, the students respond, "Too bad you missed him, because now we understand what all the fuss and bother was about-. Authors are not ordinary people like you and me." Richard's exuberant illustrations are the perfect foil to Pulver's understated text. The dynamic perspectives, topsy-turvy settings, and goofy caricatures make this sublimely silly offering a surefire hit. A great springboard for any author visit.-Marian Creamer, Children's Literature Alive, Portland, OR Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780618354061
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date:
05/28/2005
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
(w) x (h) x 0.12(d)
Age Range:
6 - 9 Years

Meet the Author

Robin Pulver is the author of several picture books. This is her first for Clarion. She lives in Pittsford, New York.

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Author Day For Room 3T 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Robin Pulver, author of the hilarious 'Axel Annie and the Speed Grump', presents kids with yet another book that will make kids of all ages roll around on the floor, literally laughing their pants off! Author Day for Room 3T brings us to a class that is very, very excited... they are going to have a chance to meet their favorite author, Harry Bookman! Naturally, since Mr. Bookman writes amazing books, he must be an amazing person. The class really gets into planning for the visit, re-reading all his books, drawing pictures, making up songs, even dressing up as his characters and acting out his stories for the kindergarten class. Even though the librarian, the aptly named Mrs. Storey, tells the class that Mr. Bookman is an 'ordinary (person), like you and me', the class doesn't believe it. If all authors are ordinary people, why fuss and bother over them? When a surprise visitor hops through the window into the library, the kids are certain it's Mr. Bookman. Never mind that he throws his ice cubes everywhere, jumps up and down on furniture, and even swings from the ceiling. The kids are certain that this chimp-like critter is the one, the only, Henry Bookman! Robin Pulver's fantastic story couples marvelously with Chuck Richards' hilarious illustrations. Every picture is so in-depth, with even the posters on the wall being incredibly detailed. This book will appeal not only to kids, but also those of us that have always viewed authors as being people of near-mythical status. I highly recommend this book as a must for every well-equipped bookshelf.