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Read All About It! Hardcover – April 22, 2008


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Product Details

  • Age Range: 4 - 8 years
  • Grade Level: Preschool - 3
  • Hardcover: 32 pages
  • Publisher: HarperCollins; First Edition edition (April 22, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0061560758
  • ISBN-13: 978-0061560750
  • Product Dimensions: 11.1 x 9.3 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 14.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (37 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #451,253 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

WARNING:
CHOKING HAZARD -- Small parts. Not for children under 3 yrs.

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From School Library Journal

Grade 1–3—This book begins on an odd note, as Tyrone Brown proclaims: "I'm a professional student and class clown." A primary-grade audience will be clueless as to what "professional student" means, and adults will be puzzled as to how a child can fall into that category. Tyrone explains that he enjoys science and math, but that books are "so last year" and that "the library is a boring place" with "stinky pages." He sits with his back to his teacher and colors on his shoe as she reads. Disappointed that the class is listening to the story instead of being awed by his "spaceship" (a paper airplane), Tyrone decides to listen, for a change. He not only discovers that he likes stories, but also that the characters emerge from the books. When Miss Libro reads about a pig, it pops off the page, and the children fall in love with it. However, after she finishes reading the book, the porker vanishes, and the children find all of the characters in the library. Tyrone's abrupt conversion is unlikely, as is his equally sudden ability to indulge in flights of fancy. Brunkus's bright and cheerful watercolor art features a multiethnic cast with expressive faces and energetic body language. Celebrity authorship and intriguing art will draw children to this entry, but for stories that combine fantasy with more logical plot development, stay with Carmen Deedy's The Library Dragon (Peachtree, 1994) or David McPhail's Edward and the Pirates (Little, Brown, 1997).—Grace Oliff, Ann Blanche Smith School, Hillsdale, NJ
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Tyrone loves math, lives for science, and is king of the playground. But books—well, he doesn’t really care for them. When his teacher, Miss Libro, reads aloud, Tyrone usually finds something better to do, like making paper airplanes. Then, during one of the story sessions something happens: Tyrone starts listening. And once he listens, incredible things occur. Ghosts and dragons fly out of their books and into the classroom, and Ben Franklin stops by. But best of all is when a pig pops in (perhaps Wilbur from Charlotte’s Web?); Tyrone is crushed when the story is over, and the pig disappears. A search for the pig ends at the library, where the students also find all the other characters they have met before. A combined effort by First Lady Laura Bush and daughter Jenna, the author of  Ana’s Story (2007), this purposeful tale gets a real kick from the art. Brunkus, the illustrator of the Junie B. Jones books, offers highly colored pictures that find fun in classroom situations, both real and fantastical. Even nonreaders may be prompted to give books a try. A portion of the proceeds goes to Teach for America and the New Teacher Project. Grades K-3. --Ilene Cooper

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Not only is it well written, the illustrations help tell the story.
Darlene Balga
I highly recommend this book to parents and also teachers to read it to their class.
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This book shows not only little boys, but all children that reading is cool.
J. E. Stephens

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87 of 98 people found the following review helpful By J. E. Stephens VINE VOICE on April 25, 2008
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Thank you, Laura and Jenna for using your celebrity to promote reading! I have taught reading for the past 16 years. I love to read and I love books. I try to pass this love to my students. The younger a child can start to appreciate books and reading the better.

Sometimes little boys are a little more difficult to win over to the benefits of reading. This book shows not only little boys, but all children that reading is cool.

Buy this book for your children and grandchildren. Buy it for your friend's children and grandchildren. It is a great baby shower gift because you can't start too early teaching a child to love reading.
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62 of 77 people found the following review helpful By Dr. Kathy Reilly Fallon on April 22, 2008
Format: Hardcover
I, along with my 6 year old son, had the distinct pleasure of meeting First Lady Laura Bush and Jenna Bush this evening at the 92nd Street Y in New York City,as well as purchasing "signed copies" of their new children's book. They read their book entitled "Read All About It" along with a slide show of the illustrations from their new book. It was a wonderful experience to listen to them read their book and understand the characters that they created. They also discussed the importance of literacy and education. A portion of the proceeds from their book will benefit two national teacher programs: Teach for America and the New teacher Project. This evening's event was moderated by Vogue magazine writer, Julia Reed.

"Read All About It" is about a boy named Tyrone who excels at math and science, as well as playing on the monkey bars but absolutely dislikes the thought of reading books. He believes that books are boring until one day he actually listened to his teacher reading a book to the class about an astronaut. At that moment Tyrone's whole world turned upside down and books that his teacher read to the class actually came to life. Tyrone then finds himself on an adventure along with his friends in quest of finding a pig that has become their friend. He then learns that the pig and all the characters that had come to life were found in the school's library. Finally, Tyrone's teacher explains to Tyrone you never know who you are going to meet in a book.
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52 of 64 people found the following review helpful By Cynthia Mcquay on April 23, 2008
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What an excellent way to interest kids in reading! I have 2 boys, who are reluctant readers, and they will love this story! Thanks for keeping kids and literacy at the top of the list!
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Kathy Jones on June 3, 2008
Format: Hardcover
The students in my classes were motivated by Read All About It. I used it to encourage them to read and see what they could discover.

Kathy Jones
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Bookworm on June 17, 2008
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First, let me share with you that I am one "skeptical" person when it comes to "famous" people writing children's books.

I was looking over the book when my 11 yo ask me to read it to her.
So, I began reading it. Then, my 8yo joined us. It is a pretty good book....(Take into account that my kids least favorite thing to do is read/hear books). They giggle and hung to every word. My thought is ... if my 11yo and an 8yo can sit through this book many more will.
So check it out... It is a pretty neat book...
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By L. Conley on July 9, 2008
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Purchased this book for my grandson who doesn't like to read. He is almost 8 and was not understanding that books can open up all kinds of worlds for him. He got it with help from Laura and Jenna Bush. I highly recommend this book.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By B. Eshbaugh-miller on May 27, 2008
Format: Hardcover
I am a retired teacher who volunteers to read to the second grade classes at my local school. I bought the book for the second teachers to put in their library. I also read the book to the children and they loved it. Many kudos to the authors.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By J. Hurrelbrink on July 7, 2008
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A great gift for a teacher at the start of the new year. A wonderful way to encourage children to read, especially if you or your school is having a contest to read a certain number of books.
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