The Library Book

Category: Book
By (author): Chapin, Tom
Illustrated By: Groenink, Chuck
By (author): Mark, Michael
Subject:  JUVENILE FICTION / Books & Libraries
  JUVENILE FICTION / Fairy Tales & Folklore / General
  JUVENILE FICTION / General
  JUVENILE FICTION / Imagination & Play
Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers
Published: October 2017
Format: Book-hardcover
Pages: 40
Size: 10.00in x 11.00in x 0.40in
Our Price:
$ 24.50
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Available: 3-5 days

Additional Notes

From The Publisher*What's the best way to cure a gloomy day? A trip to the library! Based on the hit song by Tom Chapin and Michael Mark, here is an affectionate, exuberant, uproarious celebration of books, reading, and-SHHH!-libraries!

The rain is pouring, Dad is snoring, and the same old stuff is on TV-boring.

What is there to do today?

Go to the library, of course!

Who will we meet there? Let's find out!
Review Quote*"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."
Review Quote** "Groenink . . . magically brings the song to life on the page through his pleasing pencil-and-digital artwork. From the rainy-village street scene to the library interiors to the child's cozy bedroom, the pictures are well structured and full of intriguing details for children to find and enjoy. Fun for story hours and satisfying for reading one-on-one."
Review Quote** "This cheerful picture book opens on a rainy Saturday morning.... Written in 1989, with upbeat lyrics, natural-sounding rhymes, and a catchy tune, the song "The Library Song" creates a surprisingly good text for a picture book. The words can be read aloud easily, as the cadence is evident when the words are spoken, but the effect is more magical when the words are sung (the tune is readily available online). Groenink...magically brings the song to life on the page through his pleasing pencil-and-digital artwork. From the rainy-village street scene to the library interiors to the child's cozy bedroom, the pictures are well structured and full of intriguing details for children to find and enjoy. Fun for story hours and satisfying for reading one-on-one."
Review Quote*"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."