A most exciting word has the whole library abuzz. What combination of letters could possibly drive a person to do such absurd things? Fascinated children look on as Miss Divine dines on a table, chomps down a chair, and savors a shelf-all to chase down a single word. Written in the style of "There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly," this book reveals the only verb that could make a librarian practically purr, and that word is READ.
|Publisher:||Pelican Publishing Company, Incorporated|
|Product dimensions:||8.70(w) x 11.10(h) x 0.60(d)|
|Age Range:||5 - 8 Years|
About the Author
LAURIE LAZZARO KNOWLTON has authored more than 35 books. Her best-selling children's book Why Cowboys Sleep with Their Boots On won the Premier Print Award from Eastman Kodak. Art from another one of her picture books, Red, White, and Blue, has been displayed by the Robert L. and Posy Huebner Collection and was highlighted on Martha Stewart's radio station. An international speaker, Knowlton loves kicking back on her ranch, Roots 'n Wings.
Herb Leonhard received a BFA in illustration from the Pacific Northwest College of Art. His award-winning work has appeared in D Magazine, among other publications. He is the illustrator of several other Pelican books, including St. Patrick and the Three Brave Mice, Way Out West on My Little Pony, A Southern Child’s Garden of Verses, Leonardo’s Monster, I Know a Librarian Who Chewed on a Word, A Is for Alliguitar: Musical Alphabeasts, and Southern Mother Goose. Leonhard lives in Prosser, Washington.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
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.