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Miss Brooks Loves Books (And I Don't)

by Barbara Bottner

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This book was great. I think it could be very useful in a classroom. The point of view of the little girl helped the reader understand what she was thinking and the distaste about her reading project. The little girl watched her classmates present about trains, princesses, and caterpillars and the teacher wanted to see if the little girl would like any of the book topics. She did not, and wanted to move. The other thing that made this book great was the plot. Readers wanted the little girl to find a book topic that she enjoyed, but she denied all topics. Finally, after much protest, the little girl found the topic of warts. The big idea of this book was that everyone can find something they enjoy. It may not be something everyone else enjoys, but as along as you have interest in the topic and it makes you happy, that is okay. ( )
  AudreyLast | Mar 17, 2015 |
Read on August 20, 2014

Every reader his or her book. Every book it's reader.

I love this one. ( )
  melissarochelle | Oct 12, 2014 |
Miss Brooks is the librarian and she reads many different books. The girl does not like any of these books and he finally finds one he thinks is interesting for book week.
  ashleyann65 | Jul 1, 2014 |
This is a charming story about a little girl that does not understand her librarians passion and excitement for books. The little girl in the story has never found a book that she enjoys. Her librarian on the other hand gets excited about all books and does everything imaginable to celebrate books and share them with the children. The little girl in the book tells her librarian, "I'll never love a book the way you do." This prompts the librarian to load the little girl up with all kinds of books. After reading a gazzillion books, the little girl finally finds a book that speaks to her! The book she finds is Shrek. She loves the book because the story talks about warts. My favorite illustration in the book is the one where the little girl is dressed up like shrek and she is giving her librarian a thumbs up while the librarian is also giving her a thumbs up wearing a Shrek nose. This book promotes the idea that there is a book out there for everyone, they just have to find it! I think this is a very important message to pass on to young readers. I'm sure many young readers have experienced not enjoying books. Reading this story to them I feel would make them hopeful and help them see that they too can find a book just for them. ( )
  Jdwalker | May 20, 2014 |
Great story of a dedicated librarian - who loves her job and matching the right book to the right kid. ( )
  dms02 | Feb 27, 2014 |
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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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Too Kissy, Too Pink, Too Silly Stubborn, Smelly, Snorty Ogre

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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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