Miss Brooks Loves Books (and I Do Not)

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Alfred A. Knopf, 2010 - Juvenile Fiction - 32 pages
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With the help of Miss Brooks, Missy’s classmates all find books they love in the library—books about fairies and dogs and trains and cowboys. But Missy dismisses them all—“Too flowery, too furry, too clickety, too yippity.”

Still, Miss Brooks remains undaunted. Book Week is here and Missy will find a book to love if they have to empty the entire library. What story will finally win over this beastly, er, discriminating child? William Steig’s Shrek!—the tale of a repulsive green ogre in search of a revolting bride—of course!

Barbara Bottner and Michael Emberley pay playful homage to the diverse tastes of child readers and the valiant librarians who are determined to put just the right book in each child’s hands.

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Funny, fiesty book for reluctant (& all) readers!

User Review  - Word Jam - Borders

Miss Brooks is a free-spirited librarian with a passion for books (her "to read" pile is a mountain.) Faced with an interesting child who will not compromise her distaste for the usual reading fare ... Read full review

Fantastic Book!

User Review  - BarbaraS - Borders

An exhilarating read that will wake up the latent reader in any child. Not only is this book perfect for reluctant readers, but in a clever and ironic twist, it's great for book lovers, as well ... Read full review

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About the author (2010)

Barbara Bottner is the author of more than 36 books. She lives in Los Angeles.

Michael Emberley has been writing and illustrating children’s books since 1979. He lives in Ireland.

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