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Thursday, July 8, 2010

Sharing Books Is Never Easy

But Excuse Me That is My Book by Lauren Child

Charlie and his sister Lola are going to the library to get Lola's favorite book. But when they get to the library they cannot find the book anywhere. Lola is very upset that someone took her book. Charlies tries to tell Lola about other books in the library and eventually after asking a lot of questions about what she likes to read he thinks he found a good choice. Lola is skeptical that she will like the book but agrees to give it a try. Lola now has a new favorite book.

I picked up this book because it was about books and going to the library. I sometimes forget that you do have to teach children about going to the library and sharing the books, even their favorite ones. I thought the story was very true to real life and how kids think but it is still very funny. Charlie is a kind big brother to Lola and I think kids will relate to either character. The illustrations are a bit odd. The author has a very definite style and point of view. I did like how the characters are portrayed but I found the picture collage background to be disjointed. However, I can see how this style would be very popular with some readers. A great book to read in nursery school or before a trip to the library to remind young readers about the right way to act in a library. I highly recommend, and there are many more Charlie and Lola stories if your young reader enjoys these characters.

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