Beatrice Doesn't Want to

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F. Watts, Jan 1, 1981 - Books and reading - 32 pages
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Beatrice doesn't like books or libraries until on one forced visit to the library with her brother she discovers the children's room.

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User Review  - KellieMcFadzen - LibraryThing

There are a few reasons why I liked this book. I liked the book because the characters and their actions were believable, and children reading this book could relate to the main character, Beatrice ... Read full review

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User Review  - StephanieGrim - LibraryThing

I really enjoyed this story that presents to readers the message of being open to trying new things because you might be surprised and find something you love. This message is presented through the ... Read full review


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About the author (1981)

Laura Joffe Numeroff was born in Brooklyn, New York on July 14, 1953. When the time came for her to choose a college, she only applied to Pratt Institute, in Brooklyn for fashion design. She hated everything about it and ended up taking a class in writing and illustrating books for children because it sounded like a great class. She received an assignment to write and illustrate a children's book, and after completing it, made several attempts to get it published. After only 4 rejections, Macmillan bought it. She graduated from college with a degree and a contract for her first book. Since then she has written over twenty books including If You Give a Mouse a Cookie; What Mommies Do Best, What Daddies Do Best; Laura Numeroff's Ten Step Guide to Living with Your Monster; Phoebe Dexter Has Harriet Peterson's Sniffles; Ponyella; If You Give a Dog a Donut; and It's Pumpkin Day, Mouse! She has received numerous awards including the Buckeye Children's Book Award in 1989, the Quill Award for If You Give a Pig a Party in 2006, and the Milner Award in 2007.

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