Best Book to Readby Susan Bloom, Michael Garland
THE LITTLE BOY who loves to read is back, and this time he and his classmates are visiting a big public library! In their signature catchy, rhyming verse, Debbie Bertram and Susan Bloom give readers a taste of the variety of books that can be found at the library. Michael Garland’s bright, graphic illustrations bring to life the array of fantastic and… See more details below
THE LITTLE BOY who loves to read is back, and this time he and his classmates are visiting a big public library! In their signature catchy, rhyming verse, Debbie Bertram and Susan Bloom give readers a taste of the variety of books that can be found at the library. Michael Garland’s bright, graphic illustrations bring to life the array of fantastic and hilarious scenes that can result from finding the best book to read!
K-Gr 3- Welcomed by an enthusiastic librarian, students on a field trip are introduced to many books and genres: "Picture books, chapter books, books that pop up,/nonfiction and fairy tales, too./You may look by yourselves./Take some books from the shelves./Then check out the best book for you." An illustration of the librarian sharing a book faces a picture of kids imagining themselves in a scene from it. For example, the one on space exploration inspires children to imagine themselves in a rocket ship; one about entomology shows them thinking about collecting and studying bugs in the wild. Computer-generated illustrations have clean lines and numerous details that stand out in a 3-D effect. Characters are round-faced and distinctive. Rhyming is effective and natural, and the rhythm, while occasionally forced, moves the story along at a pleasant, steady pace. This will be a teacher/librarian favorite, joining this team's The Best Place to Read (2003) and The Best Time to Read (2005, both Random) and providing many opportunities for discussion.-Lee Bock, Glenbrook Elementary School, Pulaski, WI
Meet the Author
Debbie Bertram and Susan Bloom have been a writing team for many years. Before turning to writing children’s books full-time, Susan was an elementary school teacher and Debbie worked in television production. They live in Los Angeles, California.
Michael Garland has illustrated the bestseller The Mouse Before Christmas, and Icarus Swinebuckle, a Society of Illustrator Silver Medal winner. He lives in Patterson, New York.
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