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The Girl Who Hated Books

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In Meena's house, there are books everywhere. There are books in dressers and drawers and desks, in closets and cupboards and chests. There are books on the sofa, and even books on the stairs. The problem is, Meena hates all of them, as does her cat Max, who has to climb over them. One day, Meena tries to rescue Max and the books come crashing down, freeing a wonderland of characters and animals who take Meena on a fanciful and funny romp through the magic of reading. To her parents' delight, Meena finally sees ...
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Overview

In Meena's house, there are books everywhere. There are books in dressers and drawers and desks, in closets and cupboards and chests. There are books on the sofa, and even books on the stairs. The problem is, Meena hates all of them, as does her cat Max, who has to climb over them. One day, Meena tries to rescue Max and the books come crashing down, freeing a wonderland of characters and animals who take Meena on a fanciful and funny romp through the magic of reading. To her parents' delight, Meena finally sees what an amazing thing a book can be.
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Children's Literature - Marilyn Courtot
Why the young girl named Meena hates books is not really explained, except that her parents seem to be obsessed by books. They are everywhere in the house and in some pretty unusual places. Try as they might there seems to be no way to get Meena interested in reading. Max, the cat was the only other friend that Meena had who seemed to dislike books more than she does. A very heavy one had fallen on his tail and put a crimp in it. One morning Meena can't get Max to come and eat, she finds him atop a huge stack of books and when she tries to rescue him the pile topples over. What happens next is fairytale stuff—the characters all come popping out of the books. They are creating havoc. Meena, who obviously knows how to read, comes up with an idea and starts reading stories to get the creatures back into their books. What a surprise when her parents get back home and find their little Meena engrossed in a book. The watercolor illustrations are amusing and the ones showing the various characters that have fallen out of their stories are quite humorous. I chuckled at the wolf with a tear in his eye who couldn't figure out if he belonged in Little Red Riding Hood or The Three Little Pigs. Children who know the stories may find this part funny, but they too may be perplexed by Meena's dislike of reading. Reviewer: Marilyn Courtot
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781896764092
  • Publisher: Second Story Press
  • Publication date: 9/1/2010
  • Pages: 24
  • Sales rank: 837,876
  • Age range: 4 - 8 Years
  • Product dimensions: 4.30 (w) x 8.20 (h) x 0.60 (d)

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