I Love My Little Storybook by Anita Jeram

61lxkpqhkol  I Love My Little Storybook by Anita Jeram, Candlewick Press,  (9780763648060), 2017

Format: Hardcover

Rating: (1-5, 5 is a starred review) 3

Genre:  Picture book

What did you like about the book? This is a very attractive book, with a beautiful cover. It invites you to open the book and read. The text is large and child centered, as are the illustrations. There are many full-page illustrations that show the fantasies that fill the little storybook. A little rabbit has a storybook that he loves, and spends countless hours pouring over the pages and fantasizing. From fairies to lions in a jungle, the stories in the book are endless.

Anything you didn’t like about it? Initially I liked the way the rabbit showed all the possibilities of what you can find in a book, but then he started using the book to shade himself from the sun, or to wriggle under when he’s tired. I would have liked it more if the author had kept to the fantasies of the stories, rather than jumping back and forth from the actual book, to the stories.

To Whom Would You Recommend this book? Children ages 3-6

Who should buy this book? Libraries with children’s rooms, preschools and kindergarten classrooms

Where would you shelve it ? Picture books

Should we (librarians/readers) put this on the top of our “to read” piles?  yes

Reviewer’s Name, Library (or school), City and State: Sandra Pacheco, ESL teacher, Washington, D.C.

Date of review: Feb. 4, 2017

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