Hurrah for Miss Brooks

I’m delighted that Miss Brooks Loves Books (And I Don’t) arrives on the NYT Children’s Picture Books Best Seller list this week.

Miss Brooks Loves Books (And I Don’t)
Barbara Bottner
Retail Price: $17.99
Hardcover: 32 pages
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers – (2010-03-09)
ISBN / EAN: 0375846824 / 9780375846823

Seriously, this is my favorite read aloud so far this year. The gender-neutral protagonist is plagued by an over-enthusiastic school librarian. My students were rolling on the floor with the giggles claiming they knew someone just like that (personally, I don’t see the resemblance). Then it’s Book Week! oh no. Our hero just can’t seem to find a book to love and share.

The deadpan humor and expressively comic drawings make this one a book to read again and again. Of course it is a bestseller!

2 Responses to “Hurrah for Miss Brooks”

  1. A Bookshelf Monstrosity Says:

    I also immediately fell in love with this book! The moment I cataloged it for the library, I immediately ordered a personal copy for myself.

  2. lisav Says:

    I know!. I bought 4 copies for my library and truthfully haven’t catalogued them yet. I might NEED them. I promise. Today,we will get them into the collection. Maybe three, I think I need to hold onto one awhile longer.