Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers
Age Range: 4-8 years
Book theme: Zoos
Author: Judy Sierra
Street Date: August 10, 2004
Item Number (DPCI): 247-02-6367
OVER HALF A MILLION COPIES SOLD! Winner of the E.B. White Read Aloud AwardIt started the summer of 2002, when the Springfield librarian, Molly McGrew, by mistake drove her bookmobile into the zoo. In this rollicking rhymed story, Molly introduces birds and beasts to this new something called reading. She finds the perfect book for every animal--tall books for giraffes, tiny ones for crickets. "She even found waterproof books for the otter, who never went swimming without Harry Potter." In no time at all, Molly has them "forsaking their niches, their nests, and their nooks," going "wild, simply wild, about wonderful books." Judy Sierra's funny animal tale coupled with Marc Brown's lush, fanciful paintings will have the same effect on young Homo sapiens. Altogether, it's more fun than a barrel of monkeys!