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The Library Book Hardcover – Picture Book, 1 January 2018
"Chapin and Mark's "Library Song" is reinvigorated into an inviting picture book.... The digital-and-pencil illustrations are quite appealing.... the singsong-y text and the action...carry the entertaining story. A playful tribute to libraries." ― Kirkus Reviews, July 2017
"This picture book uses the lyrics of “The Library Song” as text, then adds digital and pencil illustrations to share a young African American girl’s extraordinary visit to her neighborhood public library. The pictures have a nostalgic feel.... As the girl happily reads away the rainy morning, more and more characters sing and dance around the library, inviting all the library patrons to join in. The “shushing librarian” stereotype humorously is turned around when the girl asks the librarian to stop singing so that the girl can read in peace...a fun read-aloud that will familiarize young children with the library." ― School Library Journal, August 2017
"Singer-songwriter Chapin follows The Backwards Birthday Party, also illustrated by Groenink, with a second picture book adapted from his extensive catalog.... Even the serious librarian gets caught up in the increasingly rowdy fun, earning her a “shhh!” from the girl, who is ready to start reading. It’s a book that could easily be used in elementary school classrooms before visits to the library, and readers will enjoy spotting recognizable characters in Groenink’s cozy illustrations. This celebration of reading and libraries is sure to charm those who love both." ― Publishers Weekly, September 2017
About the Author
Michael Mark is a musician, composer, and actor whose accomplishments include a Drama Desk Award as a Featured Actor in the Broadway Musical I Love My Wife, and the composition to the theme song for the long-running TV show Entertainment Tonight. For more than thirty years, Michael has written, toured and performed with Tom Chapin, sharing in Grammy nominations for Tom’s albums of family music. He lives with his wife, Mary, a reading specialist, in New York. Their two children, Noah and Ronen, are out in the world having successful, creative lives.
Chuck Groenink is the illustrator of The Backwards Birthday Party and a few other books. Originally from the Netherlands, he now lives with his wife and cats in Valatie, New York. When not drawing pictures for books, he likes to read, bake bread, or go hiking, and he wishes he could play the banjo. Visit him online at ChuckGroenink.com.
- Publisher : Atheneum Books for Young Readers; Reprint edition (1 January 2018)
- Language : English
- Hardcover : 40 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1481460927
- ISBN-13 : 978-1481460927
- Reading age : 4 - 8 years
- Dimensions : 27.94 x 1.02 x 25.4 cm
- Best Sellers Rank: 236,446 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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