I Am the Book

I Am the Book

by Lee Bennett Hopkins, Yayo (Illustrator)


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Readers will unlock a treasure trove of poems in this exuberant celebration of reading. A book is a wonderful, magical treat. The thirteen poems in this collection encourage young readers to snuggle up with a story and stretch their imaginations, to splash in a sea of tales by day and swashbuckle through chapters late at night. Playful illustrations by Yayo compliment thought-provoking poems by Jane Yolen, Rebecca Kai Dotlich, Naomi Shihab Nye, and others.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780823421190
Publisher: Holiday House
Publication date: 01/11/2011
Pages: 32
Product dimensions: 10.10(w) x 10.10(h) x 0.50(d)
Lexile: AD610L (what's this?)
Age Range: 4 - 8 Years

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I Am the Book 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 13 reviews.
nkertz on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
this is an aborable collection of poems that are all about books. the art in the book is captivating and inspiring. it relates to the poem and helps the feelings that come when reading the poem.
copad2thing on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This book is a wonderful, magical treat. It has different poem stories that will attract the reader to want to read more. It includes a quiet morning, what was that? Pirates and many more wonderful stories.
paulaanweiler on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I am the book is about how reading can be a wonderful experience. Poems that connect reading by showing that their is something for everyone in books.
lekenned on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I loved this book! Great poems to read to children to get them excited about reading!!
feboudre on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
A collection of thirteen poems. Each poem is about encouraging one to read or the fun found in reading. Genre: PoetryAge(s): 4-8
SarahChaisson on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This book is a collections of poems by different authors. All the stories have one element in common and that is the freedom you feel when reading. The authors show the power you feel through books. When reading a book, the reader begins to imagine things in their own way and become one with the book.
ahernandez91 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Different poems are shared throughout this book showing the reader that reading is fun. It also shows that one can read for different purposes such as for pleasure, research, escape/join the world, etc. Some of the poems in the book can be introduced to the students periodically throughout the school year to continuously show them that reading is a great thing!
kloupe1 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I really loved all the poems in this book. They were all very cute and interesting and each had their own thing. This would be a great book to read in the beginning of the year or before a first library trip to get the children excited for reading and/or checking out books.
ckarmstr1 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Each poem in this compilation explores reading from different angles: the perspective of the reader, the perspective of the book, etc. The poems express the wonders of reading. They show the audience that reading doesn't have to be a relentless task, but rather, reading can be a fun activity that can help one escape and explore new worlds. The poems are short, which are good when reading to young children.
alyssabuzbee on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is a series of poens about the places books can take you to and the love of reading.
brittneydufrene on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
"Hopkins assembles a collection of thirteen poems written by various poets all on the subject of books that celebrate reading. All of the poems are by well-known poets like Naomi Shihab Nye, Beverly McLoughland, and Kristine O¿Connell George... etc." I believe that the poems in this book are simple enough for a child to understand. But, still gets the point across and allows children to explore and let there minds wonder. It also shows children a lot literary elements that they can learn.
Jill.Barrington on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Poetry about books and reading is presented as a collection.The book would be useful to discuss books, poetry, and writing.
SleepDreamWrite More than 1 year ago
This was good. I liked some of the poems about books. A book for any bookworm. Good read.