Battle of the Books

Battle of the Books

by David Michael Slater, Jeff Ebbeler

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Children's Literature - Ellen Welty
What happens when Paige Romance and Mark History, the two newest residents of the library shelves, try to check each other out? This romp through the library will have readers of all ages snickering at the double meanings. The rule in this library is that books are always judged (by other books at least) by their covers, so books with a plain jacket do not get much attention or respect from the other books. Every night, in fact, the books rearrange themselves on the shelves according to their own likes and dislikes and every morning the librarian has to put them back in order. When the other books try to pull Paige and Mark apart, the two take matters into their own hands and slip out of their jackets. The ensuing battle changes the way the books relate to each other both on and off the shelf. Buried in the wittiness is an important lesson for young readers about appearances. While much of the humor will be lost on the target audience (there is an explanation at the end of the book of some of the idioms used), the illustrations impart the sense of absurdity and silliness for those who do not understand the double meanings in the text. Reviewer: Ellen Welty

Product Details

Magic Wagon
Publication date:
David Michael Slater Set 2 Series
Product dimensions:
8.10(w) x 9.40(h) x 0.30(d)
Age Range:
4 - 9 Years

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