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Wild About Books by Judy Sierra

Wild About Books (2004)

by Judy Sierra

Other authors: Marc Brown (Illustrator)

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Molly the librarian accidentally drives her book-mobile into a zoo, where the animals residing are tentative at first, until she reads from Dr. Seuss, and it is a snowball effect. The animals cannot get enough of reading, and books, even developing preferences in size, and genre. There are so many books being read by the animals, they have to build their own library. ( )
  candyceutter | Nov 21, 2015 |
30 months - cute and rhyming ( )
  maddiemoof | Oct 20, 2015 |
This modern fantasy was about a librarian named Molly who drove her library truck into the zoo. Molly opens up the library to all of the animals who go, "wild, simply wild, over wonderful books". Molly finds all of the different animals all of the different books they need, like tall books for giraffes. Reading inspires the animals to explore their own talents in writing poems and ballads and perform plays. SOme of the animals treat the books badly however they all work with Molly and the problem is resolved and the books are much loved again. This book would inspire young and old readers alike to go wild over wonderful books. ( )
  sommerkirk | Apr 21, 2015 |
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This book is called "Wild About Books" and it is written by Judy Sierra, with pictures by Marc Brown. This book is about a librarian who brings her mobile library to the zoo. Soon the animals are going crazy over all of the different stories and types of books. The animals love reading books so much that they decide to start writing their own books and giving reviews of others. The animals are convinced that they can have their very own library at the zoo and take care of their own books. I think my favorite part of this book is when the scorpion is giving reviews of other animals books. If you like funny books about reading, you'll love this book! This book makes you go wild, simply, wild about all the wonderful books. ( )
  kfrost32 | Apr 19, 2015 |
This is a book where Molly McGrew takes her library on wheels, and accidentally ends up at the zoo. She ends up getting the animals addicted to the books that she has in her portable library. The book goes through all of the different animals and how they use the books. It starts from them reading the books, to licking the pictures off the pages, and to writing their own books. The animals love the books so much that they build their own library at the zoo. Genre: fantasy, animals cannot read or write books. ( )
  amassingale | Apr 7, 2015 |
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When you visit the zoo now, you surely won't mind

If the animals seem just a bit hard to find --

They are sug in their niches, their nests, and their nooks,

Going wild, simply wild, about wonderful books.
This book is for our favorite doctor, artist, poet, fun concocter: Theodor Seuss Geisel, 1904-1991. -- Judy Sierra and Marc Brown
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It all started the summer of 2002,

When the Springfield librarian, Molly McGrew,

By mistake drove her bookmobile into the zoo.
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 037582538X, Hardcover)

It started the summer of 2002, when the Springfield librarian, Molly McGrew, by mistake drove her bookmobile into the zoo.

In this rollicking rhymed story, Molly introduces birds and beasts to this new something called reading. She finds the perfect book for every animal—tall books for giraffes, tiny ones for crickets. “She even found waterproof books for the otter, who never went swimming without Harry Potter.” In no time at all, Molly has them “forsaking their niches, their nests, and their nooks,” going “wild, simply wild, about wonderful books.” Judy Sierra’s funny animal tale coupled with Marc Brown’s lush, fanciful paintings will have the same effect on young Homo sapiens. Altogether, it’s more fun than a barrel of monkeys!

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:14:43 -0400)

A librarian named Mavis McGrew introduces the animals in the zoo to the joy of reading when she drives her bookmobile to the zoo by mistake.

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