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Read It, Don't Eat It! Hardcover – April 28, 2009
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“Ideal for preschool storytimes; librarians will love it.” (Kirkus Reviews)
“Simple, direct and knowingly funny, this book is worthy of a permanent spot on the desks of youth librarians everywhere.” (Publishers Weekly)
Top Customer Reviews
There are all kinds of things that people and critters should refrain from doing when they borrow a library book. In this book we'll meet a raccoon, a little piggy, a bunny, a bear, a monkey, a fox cub, a hippo, a beaver, a chipmunk and some kittens. There is something you can do with a library book and that is to "share with a friend, a sister or brother." Can you think of other things to do or not to do with a book?
This is an adorable book about "book manners" and how children should take care of not only library books, but their own. The theme was lively and fun without coming across as preachy. The art work was vibrant and the animal critters were very appealing. The left-hand side of the page was a solid color with the message in large, bold print. This is a perfect book to read aloud and discuss at circle time or in the homeschool or classroom setting. Remember, "read it, don't eat it!"
This is an extremely short, fun book that features adorable animals in clothes telling you how to treat your books. As a librarian, I find it delightful and it should be a staple to begin storytimes with from now on. There, I said it!
Honestly, that's the gist of the book. My favorite spread is when it says, "No dog-ears, please" in reference to the book, and the picture opposite is of a surprised looking dog getting caught folding down the top corner of his book. Excellent!
Notes on the Cover:
A large elephant looking to digest a stack of 7 books, a young bear with a look of shock, and a little kitten happily reading away. Of course the cat would be the one behaving throughout the book. (Now that I think about it, that's pretty funny! For those of you not in the know, librarians are generally a bunch of cat people - and that is not to say they don't like or own dogs, but by and large librarians own cats.)
it is a children's book, many adults would benefit from
Most Recent Customer Reviews
No real story, but a good lesson for how to treat books. At times it seems to address more how to behave in a library or with a library book, and some may be for how to behave with... Read morePublished on April 29, 2012 by Maggie Mattmiller