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Parents' Choice Awards : Books : Picture Books
Library Mouse

Library Mouse

Fall 2007 Picture Books
Ages: 4 - 8 yrs.
Author: Daniel Kirk
Illustrator: Daniel Kirk
ISBN: 978-0-8109-9346-4
Hardcover Price: $15.95
Review:
Like all good writers, Sam was a good reader first, spending countless hours in the library soaking up novels, mysteries and poetry. His mind "was filled with facts and information and images of far-away places, and his imagination brimmed over with wonder and fantasy." So it was only a matter of time before he would decide to put pencil to paper himself. But Sam is no ordinary bookworm; in fact, he’s a mouse. Daniel Kirk’s sweet picture book about this budding author who makes his home in a library sends a wonderful message about the importance of reading. Kirk emphasizes the power of our own storytelling as well, encouraging children to record their ideas as Sam does. The illustrations are lovely, too, and incredibly detailed with an almost photographic quality. This is a great story to share with book-loving children --especially in conjunction with a writing activity-- and a natural fit for libraries and classrooms.
Zarina Mullan Plath   ©2007 Parents' Choice
Zarina Mullan Plath has undergraduate degrees in both biology and English. Her interests include cookbooks/culinary history, South Asian literature (especially in regards to South Asians in America), and, of course, children's literature. Her poetry is included in the anthology Sweeping Beauty (U. of Iowa Press, 2005). Zarina lives in Central Illinois with her husband, two children, and assorted pets.

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Harry N. Abrams, Inc. / Abrams Books for Young Readers
http://www.hnabooks.com
Amazon.com
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0810993465/parentschoice-20

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