Bibliographic Information: Sierra, Judy, and Marc Tolon Brown. Wild about Books. New York: Knopf, 2004. Print.
Brief Annotation: Molly the Librarian accidentally drives her bookmobile into the zoo, and introduces the animals to a new thing called reading. Molly finds the perfect books for all the animals, and soon the animals are going “wild, simply wild, about wonderful books.”
Grade Level: k-2
Readers who will like this: Students who enjoy humorous books about animals, and books written in verse.
Rating/Response: 5, This book has a delightful story that children of all ages will enjoy, along with beautiful illustrations.
One question you would ask before a read aloud: What is your favorite book?
Reading Strategy: First Days
Rationale for strategy: This book makes a wonderful first day story, and works well to open a discussion on the classroom library, how to properly handle books, and to get an idea of what the students’ favorite books are.
Posted by: Olivia Cyr