Monday, June 21, 2010

Read All About It! by Laura Bush and Jenna Bush Hager, Illustrated by Denise Brunkus

Release Date: Hardcover Available Now; In Paperback June 22, 2010 from Harpercollins

Source: From Publisher


A classroom adventure that will have readers racing to the shelves, from Mrs. Laura Bush and her daughter Jenna!

Tyrone rules the school!

He's king of the monkey bars, a math machine, and a science whiz.

The only thing he doesn't like about school is reading. It's so boring! But when strange visitors start dropping by the classroom during story hour, Tyrone discovers there's more to books than just words on pages.

This is the perfect book for a school library! I loved this book the first time I read it, when it originally came out in hardcover and I loved it even more when it came in the mail and I gave it another read.

It's an adorable book and it truly captures how magical books can be. Reaching a kid like Tyrone is why I do what I do. It's so amazing to be able to get a reluctant reader hooked on books and it only takes one to really show them what they've been missing.

Say what you will about the Bushes (I know I have), Laura Bush cares about books and libraries. When you read this, you can see the school teacher/librarian that she used to be. It's a great read and one that I'll be using, probably as my welcome back to school book in the fall.

The amazing illustrations by Denise Brunkus, Junie B. Jones illustrator, help, too. Picture books are nothing without an illustrator and this book shows one at the top of her game. Definitely recommended!!

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