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Review of <i>Miss Brooks Loves Books! (And I Don’t)</i> by Barbara Bottner

Review of Miss Brooks Loves Books! (And I Don’t) by Barbara Bottner


Alfred A. Knopf


New York, New York, United States of America

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Library and Information Science | Modern Literature


Children's literature, reviews


Miss Brooks, the librarian, loves book and tries to impart her love of books to the next generation. She dresses up in costumes and makes the stories come alive for the children, but one little girl does not like any of the books they read. Unfortunately for the little girl, Miss Brooks has assigned Book Week. Every first grader must pick their favorite book, dress up in a costume, and present their story to the class. The little girl claims that she has no favorite book. Miss Brooks sends her home with many books so that she can find one she likes. The little girl objects to every book but finally stumbles upon Shrek! She loves the story about the ogre and his warts, which demonstrates that there are books for everyone in the library.

The story of this book was very well presented and is applicable to a young audience. Some children do not like to read and think that there are no books that they could enjoy, but this book shows otherwise. A parent, teacher, or librarian of young children could use this book to encourage their students to read, even those who do not like to read. This book also applies to a wide audience of children and includes those who enjoy reading and those who do not. Recommended. Amanda Snyder. Centennial Library Intern.


Review of <i>Miss Brooks Loves Books! (And I Don’t)</i> by Barbara Bottner

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