Thursday, November 15, 2007

The Boy Who Was Raised By Librarians

Morris, Carla. 2007. The Boy Who Was Raised By Librarians.

What librarian could ever resist this book? It is the story of a boy, Melvin, who visits the library regularly. When the book opens, he's just a little boy. By the time it closes, well, he's all grown up. In between are lots and lots of trips to the library, lots of conversations with the three reference librarians, and lots of reading and research activities. The refrain "That's how librarians are. They can't help it" echoes throughout whenever a problem is solved quickly and efficiently. And the illustrations by Brad Sneed are just perfect, so charming. I just loved, loved, loved this one.

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