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Wild About Books (2004)

by Judy Sierra

Other authors: Marc Brown (Illustrator)

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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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t 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.”
  wichitafriendsschool | Sep 13, 2022 |
A lively rhyming tale about a bookmobile that inspires zoo animals to love reading and writing. The poetic style is inspired by Dr. Seuss, though not full of nonsense words, and the art is fun. Nice allegory on how much of an impact libraries and literacy can have in a community! ( )
  KSchellVT | Sep 8, 2021 |
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  lcslibrarian | Aug 13, 2020 |
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  lcslibrarian | Aug 13, 2020 |
The rhythm of the language invites any age child to listen. I’m puzzled as to the age which would actually engage with the narrative but perhaps 5. The humor is delightful for any adult who must reread a book countless times. ( )
  MaryHeleneMele | May 18, 2020 |
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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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