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On Sale: December 16, 2010
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Synopsis

Synopsis

It started the summer of 2002, when the Springfield librarian, Molly McGrew, by mistake drove her bookmobile into the zoo.

In this rollicking rhymed story, Molly introduces birds and beasts to this new something called reading. She finds the perfect book for every animal—tall books for giraffes, tiny ones for crickets. “She even found waterproof books for the otter, who never went swimming without Harry Potter.” In no time at all, Molly has them “forsaking their niches, their nests, and their nooks,” going “wild, simply wild, about wonderful books.” Judy Sierra’s funny animal tale coupled with Marc Brown’s lush, fanciful paintings will have the same effect on young Homo sapiens. Altogether, it’s more fun than a barrel of monkeys!
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About Judy Sierra

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Judy Sierra is the acclaimed author of many picture books, including the award-winning Wild About Books; ZooZical; Mind Your Manners, B.B. Wolf; The Sleepy Little Alphabet; We Love Our School!; and Suppose You Meet a Dinosaur. She holds a PhD in folklore, is an experienced puppeteer and storyteller, and lives in Eugene, Oregon, with her husband, Bob, and their poodle, Keiko. You can visit her at JudySierra.net.

About Marc Brown

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“The most interesting—and the funniest—things happen in real life.”—Marc Brown

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Marc Brown is the renowned illustrator of Judy Sierra's Wild About Books and ZooZical, but is best known worldwide as the creator of Arthur the aardvark, the star of many picture books and the five-time Emmy Award-winning TV show. He has once again drawn on his love of American folk art and his time living at Pilot Hill Farm with peacocks, otters, cows, goats, chickens, and pigs to inspire his rich and brilliantly hued paintings in Wild About You! He lives in New York City and on Martha's Vineyard with his wife, artist and psychologist Laurie Krasny Brown, and their cats, Lola and Romeo. You can visit him at MarcBrownStudios.com.
Awards

Awards

WINNER 2005 Mom's Choice Platinum Award (for Ages 7 UP)
WINNER 2005 ALA Notable Children's Book
WINNER 2006 Kentucky Bluegrass Master List
WINNER 2004 National Parenting Publications Award (NAPPA)
WINNER 2005 EB White Read Aloud Award (Association of Booksellers for Children)
WINNER 2005 Book Sense Book of the Year
WINNER 2004 Irma Simonton Black Award
Teachers Guide

Teacher's Guide



NOTE TO TEACHERS

Download these fun and educational Wild About Books activities for your classroom!

Zoo Haiku
Amazing Animal Facts!
Geography Goes Wild!
Monkey Mobile!


(PDF format, 472 KB, approx. 1 min to download onto a 56K computer)

ABOUT THIS BOOK

It started the summer of 2002, when the Springfield librarian, Molly McGrew, by mistake drove her bookmobile into the zoo.

In this rollicking rhymed story, Molly introduces birds and beasts to this new something called reading. She finds the perfect book for every animal—tall books for giraffes, tiny ones for crickets. “She even found waterproof books for the otter, who never went swimming without Harry Potter.” In no time at all, Molly has them “forsaking their niches, their nests, and their nooks,” going “wild, simply wild, about wonderful books.” Judy Sierra’s funny animal tale coupled with Marc Brown’s lush, fanciful paintings will have the same effect on young Homo sapiens. Altogether, it’s more fun than a barrel of monkeys!

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  • Wild About Books by Judy Sierra; illustrated by Marc Brown
  • August 10, 2004
  • Juvenile Fiction - Animals - Zoos; Humor
  • Knopf Books for Young Readers
  • $16.95
  • 9780375825385

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