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Miss Brooks Loves Books (And I Don't)

by Barbara Bottner

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MISS BROOKS LOVES BOOKS (AND I DON'T) is about a young girl who does not like to read and cannot find a book that she likes. Her teacher tells her that she will just have to keep looking. During book week at school each child is to select a book, dress up, and read the whole class the story. Then they need to share why they liked the book. Each day the young girl would get frustrated that she could not find a book until her mother said, "you are as stubborn as a wart." That is when she wanted a book about warts and found the book about Shrek. She thought the book was funny and the teacher explained that everyone has a book out there that they will like, you just have to look until you find one. The pictures in this story are very elaborate but don't take up the whole page. They are just little bits under the words to help show what is going on. This book would be good to give to students who seem to not be taking an interest in reading. Also I like the assignment that Miss Brooks hands out to the children in the book and that this book could be the lead in to the same assignment. ( )
  CSpear25 | Oct 26, 2015 |
46 months - We certainly can't relate to this book because it's rare that O dislikes a story so much that she won't read it more than once. However, it's nice to realize there are kids out there that have a hard time finding a book they enjoy... but there are so many books to choose from eventually you have to find one that hits home. ( )
  maddiemoof | Oct 20, 2015 |
With the help of Miss Brooks, Missy’s classmates all find books they love in the library—books about fairies and dogs and trains and cowboys. But Missy dismisses them all—“Too flowery, too furry, too clickety, too yippity.”

Still, Miss Brooks remains undaunted. Book Week is here and Missy will find a book to love if they have to empty the entire library. What story will finally win over this beastly, er, discriminating child? William Steig’s Shrek!—the tale of a repulsive green ogre in search of a revolting bride—of course!

Barbara Bottner and Michael Emberley pay playful homage to the diverse tastes of child readers and the valiant librarians who are determined to put just the right book in each child’s hands. (amazon).

This book is a cute book about find the right book
  AmyStepaniuk | Oct 5, 2015 |
Miss Brooks Loves Books (And I Don't) is a book about a student who doesn't like any books and a librarian who is very enthusiastic about her love of books. The student and the librarian clash over the idea books. When Miss Brooks, the librarian, decides that the upcoming week will be book week, the student is distraught. However, the student finally finds a topic that she enjoys and learns that there are books for everyone if you just search hard enough. This book is a realistic fiction book.
  ejoy13 | Sep 3, 2015 |
The little girl in this story is a curmudgeon who doesn't like books. Her librarian works hard to engage her, but to no avail. Finally she discovers a book she can enjoy, a yucky book about an ogre.
  songshu | Jul 5, 2015 |
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Amazon Best Books of the Month, March 2010: If ever there were a perfect picture book for those so-called "reluctant readers" this is it. Miss Brooks Loves Books (And I Don't) tells the story of Missy, a little girl who rejects just about every story that comes her way. She complains that "They're too kissy. Too pink. And too silly." The tireless librarian Miss Brooks is not about to give up, nor is Missy's mom. When Missy realizes she'd like to read about warts, Mom comes through with an inspired choice that sets this picky reader on the path to book bliss. Leave it to the pros--author Barbara Bottner and illustrator Michael Emberley to hit the funny bone with this clever and quirky new read.  --Lauren Nemroff

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A first-grade girl who does not like to read stubbornly resists her school librarian's efforts to convince her to love books until she finds one that might change her mind.

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