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As the story, told by a wide-eyed witness, gets more outlandish, the tension builds. Children all over...
As the story, told by a wide-eyed witness, gets more outlandish, the tension builds. Children all over the library are dying to know: What combination of letters could have possibly started this absurdly all-consuming spree?
Laurie Lazzaro Knowlton is an award-winning children's author. Her best-selling book, Why Cowboys Sleep with Their Boots On, won the Premier Print Award from Eastman Kodak. A piece of art from another picture book, Red, White, and Blue, has been displayed by the Robert L. and Posy Huebner Collection and was highlighted on Martha Stewart's radio station. Her other books from Pelican include Cowgirl Alphabet, Why Cowgirls Are Such Sweet Talkers, Why Cowboys Need a Brand, Why Cowboys Need a Pardner, and Nana's Rice Pie. An international speaker, Knowlton loves kicking back on her ranch, Roots & Wings, in Medina, Ohio.
Award-winning artist Herb Leonhard has designed various promotional materials in support of local and national charities. His work has appeared in D Magazine and on album covers. Leonhard is the illustrator of Pelican's St. Patrick and the Three Brave Mice, Leonardo's Monster, A Southern Child's Garden of Verses, Way Out West on My Little Pony, and A Is for Alliguitar: Musical Alphabeasts. He lives in Prosser, Washington.
Posted April 14, 2012
Laurie Knowlton has the childlike spirit of a 7 year old .... she remembers the excitement, wonder and chaos of being a kid caught up in their make believe world. I KNOW A LIBRARIAN WHO CHEWED ON A WORD is a raucous circus of read aloud fun as the kids follow their librarian, Miss Devine, on her chomping spree. This escapade begins with the fine Miss Devine tearing a WORD from a library book and savoring its tastiness as she chews and chews and chews.
The kids shadow their Librarian as she consumes one item after another, "a book, a book-cart, a shelf, a table", the whole while wondering what was that one word, that divine, tasty word, that started the eating frenzy?
I love reading this book with different voices for each character and seeing the joy and delight with which my young listeners respond. Some books are meant to be read aloud with unabashed enthusiasm and abandonment of the "shhhhh, quiet" rule in the library.