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Title:
I love my little storybook
Author:
Jeram, Anita.
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Edition:
First U.S. edition.
Publication Information:
Cambridge, MA : Candlewick Press, 2002.
Physical Description:
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 27 cm
Summary:
A little rabbit describes all the things there are to love about a special book which tells of magical places and creatures.
Language:
English
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 2.2 0.5 60677.
ISBN:
9780763616984
Format :
Book

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Summary

Here is a storybook to love from the illustrator of Kiss Good Night. An eager little bunny reads a book, and as he does it comes to life around him. Illustrations.


Reviews 3

Booklist Review

Ages 3-5. Jeram offers a paean to reading, presented by a brown-and-white rabbit, a cousin to the bunny in Guess How Much I Love You? (1995), which Jeram illustrated. This rabbit loves his little storybook. He loves the way it looks, the way it feels, and the places he can go when he opens it. In a somewhat jerky narrative, the text goes on to describe what intrigues him: the magic forest, the lion who lives there, the princess who lies sleeping until she is kissed by her frog prince. More successful than the actual recitation of elements found in the storybook are the feelings that the long-eared narrator evokes about reading and its pleasures. Jeram uses a springlike palette and a frothy style as she crowds her fairy tale woods with flowers, winged bunnies, and good cheer, which extend the mood. A pleasant choice for larger libraries. Ilene Cooper.


Publisher's Weekly Review

Delivering a similar message to Kristine O'Connell George's Book! (reviewed October 1), Jeram's (Kiss Good Night) story stars a bunny who waxes rapturous about the delights of his favorite book. "I love the way it looks. I love the way it feels. I love the places I can go to in my storybook," he says, neatly encapsulating a preschooler's delight in both the sheer physical appeal of a book ("I love to make its pages flick so I can feel the breeze") as well as the characters and setting. But it's Jeram's winsome watercolors that float this lightweight, agreeable tale. In a nifty visual metaphor, the bunny sets his book down on a nearby branch and steps through a door in a tree; he simultaneously leaves behind a world of framed vignettes for that of full-bleed spreads in pastel washes, and a gentle adventure follows. He encounters such creatures as a frog prince, a not very scary giant (only his shoes and striped socks are visible) and some fetching fairies (tiny white rabbits and a white rat with wings). The story's conclusion may not be dramatic, but it offers plenty of appeal to the preschool set. Ages 2-5. (Mar.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved


School Library Journal Review

PreS-A small brown-and-white rabbit sings the praises of his book. "I love the way it looks. I love the way it feels. I love the places I can go to in my storybook." And then, he lists what he loves: a magic forest with a friendly lion, some fairies (winged rabbits), a giant, a princess, and a magic lake. Readers are told that his book's pages are "full of adventures and surprises," but they will need to trust the rabbit for the truth of this assertion, because neither adventures nor surprises are evident in this catalog of contents. The illustrations are a good match for the very gentle, dreamy, uneventful text. Softly colored, they show creatures drawn in a sentimental manner: a frog wearing a crown, unicorns, small creatures sitting on mushrooms eating their cupcakes. It's possible that some timid children may be reassured by the safety and quiet of this forest where nothing much happens. Most young readers, though, may feel that a story line might help the storybook along.-Marian Drabkin, formerly at Richmond Public Library, CA (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.