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Wild About Books (2004)

by Judy Sierra

Other authors: Marc Brown (Illustrator)

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When librarian Molly McGrew accidentally drove her bookmobile into the zoo, things got a little wild!

This is a cute book about animals discovering the fun of reading! ( )
  lbblackwell | Jul 11, 2014 |
Wild About Books is about a zookeeper that brings books to her animals at the zoo. At first the animals did not know what to think about the books, but eventually they all fell in love with reading and they were all reading every chance they got!

Great book to get children excited about reading and they get to learn about some animals

Teach the kids about animals have them draw or write about their favorite animal. Have the kids come up with rhymes
  RaymondGraham | Jul 10, 2014 |
I am absolutely in love with this book; I even purchased my own copy after reading it in class! I like the language used in this book. The words rhyme, and the author used a lot of figurative language. For example, “And bears’ love of books was completely outrageous—they licked all the pictures right off of the pages.” The illustrations are also fantastic. They are colorful and bold. It also references a lot of other popular books such as Dr. Seuss and Harry Potter, while also introducing different types of writings. For example, “At the new insect zoo, bugs were scribbling haiku.”
The central message of this book is to show that reading is fun and that there are books for everyone. Judy Sierra proved that no matter how big or how small you are, there are books just for you. Along with all of the fun she is expressing about reading, she includes that writing can be just as fun. ( )
  kjacks26 | Feb 25, 2014 |
I absolutely loved Wild About Books! We listened to a soundtrack telling the story in class, while Professor McDonough held up the illustrations. Presenting the book this way, with sounds and songs, really enhanced the mood of the story. The illustrations were amazing and the style fit the written text. The language was both descriptive and patterned, with the use of rhyme. The writing had a great pace with an upbeat, silly feel to it. A librarian drove into the Zoo providing all the different animals with books to enjoy reading! The message of the story was book skills, and the importance of respecting books. ( )
  esiera1 | Feb 11, 2014 |
The day librarian Molly McGrew brings her bookmobile to the local zoo changes the lives of the animals there forever. The story fits right into a school setting due to its many teachable aspects. Its theme of literacy and book love will help educators turn children into life-long readers. Bookworms of all ages will enjoy references to texts from Nancy Drew to Harry Potter. The text also harkens back to the rhymes used by Seuss himself, and he is the one the book is dedicated to. The book can also be used to teach animal identification because many familiar and some unfamiliar animals are featured in the illustrations.

The illustrations will be fun for readers because they capture the excitement of the wild readers as they learn about books. They have lots of animals to count, and there are plenty of references and gags in the books the animals are reading. The animals featured are realistic enough to be recognizable but cartoonish enough to be expressive. Wild About Books would be fun for story time because of the vibrant illustrations, the rhyming text, and the love of books the creators wanted to share with a younger generation. ( )
  molbhall | Sep 30, 2013 |
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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.
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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 Mon, 30 Sep 2013 13:39:25 -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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