A Book of Bridges: Here To There And Me to You – Written by Cheryl Keely, Illustrated by Celia Krampien


  A Book of Bridges: Here To There And Me to You – Written by Cheryl Keely, Illustrated by Celia Krampien, Sleeping Bear Press, (9781585369966), 2017

Format: Hardcover Picture book

Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 4.5

What did you like about the book? “What is a bridge? Is it just a structure to connect one point of land with another? Or is it much more?” That is what this book is all about: bridges that bring the whole world together be they physical like covered bridges, suspension, stone arch, drawbridges or even rocks one uses to cross a stream. They can keep animals safe or can be trestles that train use. Some join countries and some join neighborhoods. This is a thought-provoking book that can make a child – or adult – ponder. Lushly illustrated depicting all kinds of bridges around the world, this book is unique.

Anything you did not like about this book? Not a thing.

To whom would you recommend this book? I think this would be a great book to read aloud to children aged 4-7 – and then asking them for ideas of their own bridges.

Who should buy this book? Public libraries and day-cares.

Where would you shelve it? Picture books

Should we (librarians) put this on the top of our “to read” piles? No, but a nice selection for story times and readalouds to young children.

Reviewer’s Name, Library (or school), City: Katrina Yurenka, Moderator, Youth Services Book Review

Date of review: 3/6/2017

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