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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 fWith 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....

Title : Miss Brooks Loves Books! (And I Don't)
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ISBN : 9780375846823
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Number of Pages : 32 Pages
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Miss Brooks Loves Books! (And I Don't) Reviews

  • Lisa Vegan
    2019-11-18 01:34

    I loved and was touched by this book about a very, very reluctant reader and an incredibly enthusiastic school librarian who uses everything from costumes to book week to make reading fun for the school children. I chuckled on almost every page; it’s a very funny book. There are too many amusing lines (in this very short book) for me to give just an example or two. I’d have enjoyed this book even more if the book Missy finally chose to appreciate was one I liked better, and if the other books the children read, at least some of them, were among my favorites. But the books mentioned are ones children will know either because they’re so often read to young children or because of movies made from them.The illustrations are colorful and fun, and Missy’s expressions are wonderful. Even kids who don’t like storybooks might first enjoy the pictures. And, it’s a really fun book to read aloud.

  • AleJandra
    2019-11-19 01:18

    4Todas somos Miss Brooks STARSCreo que todos hemos escuchado la frase, de que “Si no te gusta leer es porque no has encontrado el libro correcto”.Este libro trata exactamente de eso.Una niña no se siente emocionada o interesada en la actividad que la bibliotecaria le ha pedido hacer, realizar una exposición de su libro favorito. A nuestra protagonista no le gustan ni los libros de trenes, animales felpudos o hadas. Su mamá le muestra el libro de Sherk, y ella se da cuenta, que al igual que ella, Sherk no es igual a los demás, pero aun así logra divertirse.Un libro muy lindo, con una historia muy tierna y que les deja una gran enseñanza a los niños.

  • Sarah
    2019-11-22 21:31

    i LOVE this book! mainly because the illustrations are so awesome! i think i've read it four times since i discovered it in my Random House kit box yesterday. i kinda want to be Miss Brooks.also i love it that the girls aren't all wearing pink and skirts: Miss Brooks is this outrageous looking Miss-Frizzle-esque crazy haired hippie in costumes, the mom's this slouchy-comfy-looking painter, and the main character is really into warts and ogres. the only thing that would make it more awesome would be a main character of color.Edit: but what else would we expect from the fantastic illustrator of Robie H. Harris' It's Perfectly Normal, It's So Amazing, and It's Not the Stork?

  • Kathryn
    2019-12-06 18:25

    I feel like a total spoil-sport for dithering between three and four stars on this one since it seems like everyone else on the GoodReads planet absolutely loved it. I think it's a wonderful concept: a (very!) reluctant reader paired with a super-enthusiastic (to the point of dressing up in costumes of her favorite characters!) librarian who manages to find a way for the kid to see something to love in books. I think the writing just didn't really grab me and there were so many allusions to other books--which is great for those of us who have read and loved them, but I wonder if it undermines the message of the story if it is for reluctant readers who aren't familiar with all those books. Then again, maybe I am just being too picky since I had really high expectations for this one. It's still very cute and fun and I appreciate any book that celebrates librarians and encourages a love of reading!

  • Sena
    2019-11-16 22:18

    Audience: PrimaryGenre: Fiction Picture BookPre-reading Strategy:PLAN (Predict/Locate/Add/Note) is a strategy of note-taking that helps students to summarize their reading. Using this strategy with this book, model the steps and provide example. I chose this strategy for Miss Brooks Loves Books! because I felt it would be an easy introduction to this method. The story is very straightforward, yet there is some great vocabulary, and the premise is something students can relate to (whether it's to Miss Brooks or the little girl) which may help some developing readers make predictions easier.Step 1: Have students scan the story and make predictions from the title and any key words (for instance, librarian, reading circle, costumes, vexing, fantastic, appalling, and any others you may choose). Step 2: You may use a graphic organizer that has a place at the top for the main idea or topic of the story. Students write a prediction about what the story will mostly be about. Two columns, or "arms," under the top prediction are for the two (or more) predictions about specific content or events students believe will be in the story. For instance, a student might write at the top, "This story will be about a girl who doesn't like books and a librarian who tries to get her to like them." The two specific predictions might be, "The librarian will try different things like dressing up in costumes to get the girl to like books" and "The girl will not like any books the librarian shows to her." Have students provide "evidence" from the story using those key words or picture clues by listing that evidence.Step 3: Have students write a question mark, star, or asterisk next to any words or information that is unknown (because we haven't read the whole story yet).Step 4: Students read (or listen to) the story and adjust their predictions as they go along. Show them how to add the new information from their reading to support their predictions, or cross out inaccurate information and add the content or event and supporting details. Step 5: You may discuss with students how to use this strategy in "real world" scenarios or tasks.

  • Brenda
    2019-11-27 19:07

    Librarians often say that you have to find the right book for the right person at the right time. This book is a perfect illustration of that saying. Miss Brooks is an enthusiastic librarian who just LOVES books and is in the habit of dressing up in costumes related to the books she reads aloud. And all year long Miss Brooks reads book about dragons and Pilgrims and presidents and love and leprechauns and even groundhogs! Our protagonist finds this most vexing.However, when Book Week comes along and Miss Brooks informs the first grade that they will each need to pick a favorite story to share, Missy is truly terrified. She is quite sure she'll never love books the way Miss Brooks does. She even goes as far to ask her mother if they can move to another town. Mother tells here that unfortunately, there is one of those pesky librarians in every town.No book seems to interest Missy, they're all too furry or kissy or pink or silly. Until her mother tells her she's as stubborn as a wart, which leads them to Shrek, a book Missy can get on board with. There are two morals to the story that I can agree with. First that snorting is always fun. More importantly perhaps, is that even ogres can find something appealing in the library.

  • Kathleen Ferrel
    2019-12-04 23:25

    This was a cute story about an elementary aged girl who insists she doesn't like books. Her librarian, Miss Brooks, tries every different way to entice her into being a book lover like she is. One day the little girls mother gives her a great idea for a type of book she would be interested in. It is all about finding the right book for the right person. The pictures in the story are very entertaining and the illustrations are able to grasp the personalities of each character very well. An audience that this story would appeal to would be elementary aged children who love...or don't love books. Miss Brooks Loves Books!Miss Brooks Loves Books! This book is from the Golden Sower Award list.

  • Laura
    2019-12-06 21:37

    Miss Brooks, who might be a wee bit crazy, loves reading books and wearing character costumes. Missy, a curmudgeonly first grader, does not love reading or books nearly as much as the ever enthusiastic Miss Brooks. At the end of the year, all of the kids have to present a book and dress up as a character. Missy refuses everything she finds, pronouncing her classmates projects, "Too flowery. Too furry. Too clickety. Too yippity." Finally, Missy discovers William Steig's Shrek and falls in love with a book. Miss Brooks says that "even ogres (like me) can find something funny and fantastic and appalling in the library."I love it! Recommended for K - grade 2. Librarians everywhere, especially the ones that dress up, will love this book. I also enjoyed Miss Brooks' hippy vibe. Rock on, library lady.

  • Katie
    2019-11-25 02:28

    Audience: PrimaryGenre: Realistic FictionPre-Reading Strategy:I would use a word wall for this book. There are five vocabulary words in the book that I would want students to understand the meaning of before I read it to the class as a whole. This would be part of their vocabulary.I would write the words on an index card and ask students if they know the meaning of the word first and then ask what part of speech the word is. Then I would write the meaning of the word on the card and post it on the wall next to Noun, Verb, Adjective, etc.The words I have incorporated from the book are: Appalling (adj), stubborn (adj), ogre (noun), revolt (v) and vex (v). These words will provide support for children during reading and writing activities.

  • Cheri
    2019-11-20 22:18

    SO GREAT.I'm getting this one for my own collection.It's not just that Miss Brooks looks just like me, either. Nor is it that I want to dress like her.This book is about a kid discovering the library. It is about a girl who doesn't think she likes books, which challenges her librarian to find her one that will catch her attention. The diverse array of people in this book is delightful, and I enjoyed every minute. We'll see if the first graders like it as much as I do--I am, after all, their crazy Children's Librarian.

  • Katie Fitzgerald
    2019-11-17 19:34

    A little girl doesn’t believe there is a book in the world she could enjoy reading, but Miss Brooks, her school librarian, is determined to find one. What won me over was the fact that the narrator wasn’t into princesses or fairies or any of the other stereotypical “girly girl” things, but that her topic of choice turns out to be warts. A perfect reinforcement of the idea that the library really does have something for everyone, no matter who you are.

  • Alicia
    2019-11-30 20:16

    Audience: K-2 grade students, reluctant readers, school and public librarians.Appeal: Reluctant readers can identify with the main character about not liking to read. Librarians can use this as an example on how to help a student/patron find a book that fits them. (Golden Sower Nominee 2012-2013)

  • Kristen
    2019-11-27 02:26

    First of all, ginormous thank-you's to Michael Emberley for drawing such a cool, hip librarian! And thank you to Barbara Bottner for showing the truth - some kids don't fall in love with books right away, but even tough sells "can find something funny and fantastic and appalling in the library." Amen! My new fave to share with library tours!

  • Gianni Llano
    2019-11-21 02:07

    I recommend this book be read to those children who believe they do not enjoy reading. The story does a nice job of illustrating how it is possible to find the right book.

  • Donalyn
    2019-11-27 21:15

    A fun book about the importance of finding the right book for the right child at the right time. A wonderful resource for librarians and teachers.

  • Laura
    2019-11-23 19:09

    The perfect book is out there. You just have to keep looking. Wonderful characters and fun illustrations.

  • Lenna
    2019-11-12 00:30

    Children's librarians always know...there's a book for everyone!

  • Laurie
    2019-12-06 21:12

    Booklist March 1, 2010 (Vol. 106, No. 13)Preschool-Grade 2. A scowling first-grader in spectacles, a knitted hat, and overalls cannot stand her bubbly librarian, who dresses up in costumes for reading circle, where she introduces books about dragons, Pilgrims, presidents, and Groundhogs, even! For Book Week, everyone in class has to bring a favorite story, and the young girl has only grouchy comebacks for the other kids, who enthusiastically share books about trains (too clickety), fairies (too flowery), cowboys (too yuppity), and dogs (too furry). When the librarian sends the little rebel home with a bagful of books, she does not like any of them––until she finds a story about a stubborn, smelly, snorty ogre with warts, William Steig’s Shrek, and that makes her grab more books about ogres, just like her. The cartoon-style illustrations extend the comedy in images of the expressive girl and her librarian, who dresses in wild miniskirts, boots, and flowers and is far from the usual stereotype. Lots of fun for avid and reluctant readers alike.Horn Book Guide starred Fall 2010A first grader finds her school librarian's passion for books "vexing," to say the least. She also dismisses her classmates' book choices: "Too flowery"; "Too clickety." But when her mother brings out Shrek! she finally meets a book she can love. In Emberley's ebullient pencil and watercolor pictures, the little girl's stubbornness is reflected in her wearing the same outfit day after day.Horn Book Magazine May/June, 2010A first grader finds her school librarian's passion for books "vexing," to say the least. The free-spirited Miss Brooks communicates her love for books by dressing up in costumes ranging from a Wild Thing to Abe Lincoln, but while the rest of the class participates enthusiastically, the little girl remains unmoved. She also dismisses her classmates' book choices: "Too flowery"; "Too clickety." But when her mother brings out a book about an ogre with warts -- William Steig's Shrek! -- she finally meets a book she can love. In Emberley's ebullient pencil and watercolor pictures, Miss Brooks's engaging personality shines through in her colorful clothes and her wild hair, while the little girl's stubbornness is reflected in her wearing the same outfit day after day. This celebration of books and the need for kids to find the right book will make a great story to read during Children's Book Week -- and every week.Kirkus Reviews February 15, 2010Guaranteed to be warmly welcomed by librarians everywhere, this paean to the joys of reading will find an enthusiastic audience among kids and parents as well. The first-grade narrator is clearly an iconoclast--and a curmudgeon. She wears the same scruffy overalls and striped hat (pulled down to her eyes) throughout, turns away from reading circle to pursue her own interests and doesn't even bother with a Halloween costume. She looks askance at Miss Brooks, the tall, lanky (and, in her opinion, overenthusiastic) librarian who dresses up for storytime and urges her listeners to share their favorites with the group. After the narrator rejects her classmates' picks, Miss Brooks sends yet another pile home, with similar results. When her remarkably patient mother opines that she is "as stubborn as a wart," however, a seed is planted. A book with warts (Shrek) is found, loved and shared with great success. Bottner's deadpan delivery is hilarious, while Emberley's exaggerated illustrations, executed in watercolor and pencil by way of computer, bring her charmingly quirky characters perfectly to life. In a word: lovable. (Picture book. 5-8)Library Media Connection May/June 2010Miss Brooks, the librarian, goes all out to help Missy find a book she loves in this lighthearted picture book. First-grader Missy simply does not share her librarian?s enthusiasm for books. Missy has to find a book, wear a costume, and tell her classmates why she loves a particular book. Miss Brooks fills Missy?s bag with books to read at home; she decides she wants a story about warts and in that pile of books, Missy and her mother discover Shrek by William Steig. Missy has found HER book! What librarian has not met a student who is difficult to reach? Perseverance pays off and another reader is born. In addition to Shrek, Bottner and Emberley provide a tip of the hat to several other classic books. Emberley?s brightly-colored watercolor and ink illustrations recall the work of Quentin Blake. Librarians everywhere will relate to and appreciate this attractively illustrated tale; students will enjoy Missy?s tale and perhaps a whole new group of readers will discover that Shrek is more than an animated movie. Recommended. Laura D?Amato, Library Media Specialist, Parma (Ohio) City School DistrictPublishers Weekly February 8, 2010Book Week is looming, and the young narrator of this biblio comedy couldn't be less enthusiastic-every book in the library strikes her as mild-mannered mush. Her opinion of the titular librarian is even less charitable: a hippie dippie-looking literary cheerleader, Miss Brooks has no compunction about donning ridiculous costumes (including a hilarious Very Hungry Caterpillar) to whip kids into a reading frenzy. "I'll never love a book the way you do," the girl tells Miss Brooks. But that's before she discovers a modern classic that tickles her gothic tastes-Shrek-confirming Miss Brooks's belief that everyone "can find something funny and fantastic and appalling in the library." The heroine makes an indelible presence: Bottner (Raymond and Nelda) endows her with a voice that drips weltschmerz and recalls a younger version of MTV's deadpan Daria Morgendorffer. Emberley's (Mail Harry to the Moon!) slice-of-life cartooning is funny, empathetic, and of-the-moment. This story should persuade hard-to-please children that the perfect book for them is out there. Ages 5-8. (Mar.) Copyright 2010 Reed Business Information.School Library Journal February 1, 2010PreS-Gr 2-All children need a librarian like Miss Brooks. Her love for reading flows from every fiber of her lanky, quirky self. When not happily immersed in one of the colorful choices from the mountains of books surrounding her, she is dressed as Babar, a Chinese dragon, or a groundhog-her puppet-clad arm popping through a hole on the page. She shares stories with a diverse group of young people, and all are captivated-except for one. This first-grade narrator believes Miss Brooks is a little too enthusiastic-to the point of being "vexing." During Book Week's student presentations, the overall-clad girl with large, round spectacles and a woolen beanie finds the other kids' books "too flowery. Too furry. Too clickety. Too yippity." When her mother observes that she is as "stubborn as a wart," interest is aroused, Shrek is discovered in the pile supplied by the librarian, and the transformation begins. An ogre costume and stick-on warts for the whole class complete the conversion to bibliophile. Children will delight in Emberley's spirited watercolor and ink renderings of literary favorites from The Very Hungry Caterpillar to a Wild Thing. Bottner's deadpan humor and delicious prose combine with Emberley's droll caricatures to create a story sure to please those who celebrate books-and one that may give pause to those who don't (or who work with the latter).-Wendy Lukehart, Washington DC Public Library Copyright 2010 Reed Business Information.

  • Emily Sims
    2019-11-23 22:21

    Summary: This is a book all about reading. It is specifically about a little girl who does not like to read and is adamant she will never find a book she will enjoy. In her class, her teacher assigns a book week. All students are told to pic k a book ad then dress up as the character in the book and tell the rest of the class about it. The little girl hears all her classmates reviews yet still is uninterested. She finally hears the word warts and found her interest in the book Shrek! Evaluation: LOVE this book!! I can personally relate to this book as I have never enjoyed reading. I have struggled finding books I enjoy and want to read and this book again, even as an adult, reminded me that there are books are out there for everyone to enjoy! I think any child capable of reading this book should read it as it helps show the importance of reading and how enjoyable it can be!Teaching: I could use this book as a whole class interactive read aloud and discuss with students reading and the importance of it. As in the book, I could use this book to help introduce a book week. I would read with students this book and discuss it with them before sharing a book and my review of it after.

  • Elizabeth
    2019-12-07 18:29

    Miss Brooks Loves Books (And I Don’t) c) 2010 by Barbara Bottner; illustrated by Michael EmberleyMiss Brooks, the school librarian is really into books and promoting them. She loves costumes and puppets and reading. The little girl telling the story is just the opposite. When Book Week comes along in May, the little girl is given the assignment of choosing a book to “bring to life”. After several fails, and her mom calling her a “wart”, she finds the perfect fit for her. She shares the book Shrek! c) 1990 by William Steig with her class. I loved using this (MBLBAID) for outreach this week because children recognize Shrek from the delightful movie franchise. Yes, people, it all started with a book! This book captured the heart of someone along the line who had huge dreams for it! But back to MBLBAID. This book shows that everyone had a “right book” for them. Sometimes it takes patience to get to a match.

  • Jenna Pennington
    2019-11-27 20:14

    I had a friend recommend this book to me, she said it was really good and cute. I have to say I agree. I think this book has a great story especially for kids who do not like to read. I know there are several kids who feel the same way about reading like the character in the book and I know I was one of the kids when I was in school. I think this book is great for encouraging students to read and letting students realize that there are books out there for everyone you just have to find them. The only reason I gave this book four stars was because of the illustrations. I felt they could have used more interesting and colorful illustrations but I am one who really likes big beautiful pictures!

  • Hannah
    2019-11-10 21:22

    My son and I read this last night, and I love it so much! There are lots of books about why a child (or animal or magical creature) should read, but this one really focuses on finding the right book. Miss Brooks (on the left) is the school librarian, and she does all sorts of fun storytimes with her students, but the narrator (on the right) is not impressed and not interested. Until Miss Brooks finally fills the young one’s bag with books, hoping that one will catch her interest. And she was right! Who knew a book about ogres and warts was the key? This is the cutest thing ever, and so perfectly true about readers finding the perfect books to spark their interests.

  • Katie
    2019-11-22 18:29

    I'm a big fan!A story of an enthusiastic librarian and her spoilsport student who doesn't like any book she's tried. With the librarians persistence, and some tough love from her mother, they find a topic to get excited about. Very relatable and sweet. What a cool librarian and what an excellent challenge she had. The illustrations make the story even better. The story takes on a comforting feel from the older style and the average looking characters. I love the mom with her short hair and comfy paining overalls.

  • Stefanie Burns
    2019-11-13 20:09

    Cute story about a little girl who does not like books as much as her librarian. During Book Week each child is supposed to pick their favorite book and dress up like a character and share the story with the class. The main character can't find any book she likes, until finally she finds one that has warts: Shrek. Good story for those who have trouble finding a book they like. This is good for the younger kids and Mrs. Malarky (have to check the spelling) is good for the older ones.

  • Heather
    2019-11-11 23:26

    Miss Brooks Loves Books! (and I don’t) by Barbara Bottner and illustrated by Michael Emberley tells the story of a young girl who doesn’t like books, or so she thinks, until she find just the right book for her to love. The colorful pen and ink and watercolor is drawn in a cartoon style that is fun and lively. This book would be excellent for young and middle grade children especially if they, like the protagonist, haven’t found the right book for themselves.

  • Taylor Finnell
    2019-11-27 22:23

    Miss Brooks Loves Books! (And I Don't) is an excellent read. (view spoiler) This story truly shows that anyone can find a love for reading with the right book in hand. I think that this book has a great message for young readers. Michael Emberley did an incredible job with the illustrations in this book as well. They're fantastic! I had to laugh at a couple because they were so funny and cute. Overall I think this book is great, and I will definitely keep a copy in my classroom.

  • Maria Waltner
    2019-11-26 18:22

    My philosophy, "if you don't like reading it's because you aren't reading the right books" seems to be echoed in this story. The main character is rather androgynous and doesn't have a name but is a tough sell on books that most kids like. But a book to love is finally found once again proving that in the world of books there is something for everyone.

  • Arwen
    2019-11-20 22:24

    My all time favorite kids book! It a book about reading and books and finding a book that will help you love to read. The illustrations are great and the story fabulous. My favorite line is when the little girls want to move to another town to avoid doing the book week assignment, her mom says, "There are librarians in every town."

  • Jill
    2019-11-23 18:25

    "You don't hate reading; you just haven't found the right book yet!" The young girl in this book is determined not to love books like her teacher, Miss Brooks. But will Miss Brooks win her over? Delightful story about finding the books that speak to you.

  • Simone
    2019-11-24 01:21