Perfect Picture Book Friday/ Please Bury Me in the Library
Title: Please Bury Me in the Library
Author/Illustrator://J.Patrick Lewis/ Kyle M. Stone
Published by: Hartcourt books. 2005, fiction, Poems
Age appropriate for: eight through eleven./ grades three through five.
Resources: There were no best teacher guides or resources that I could find but one idea I had was discussing the idea with kids of how one gets ”buried” in a good book in the library.
Themes: Humor, Poetry, Libraries, books
What the Jacket says: There’s nothing like curling up with a good book, but you have to be careful. The perfect phrase can pull you in, and before you know it a minute turns into an hour, and hour turns into a day, and a day may turn into…eternity.
With a tip of the hat to Edward Lear, X.J. Kennedy, and Lewis Carroll, renowned poet J. Patrick Lewis whips up a concoction that is both ghoulish and giddy. New comer Kyle M. Stone provides warm, funny illustrations that make this the perfect treat for any book lover.
Climb into a comfy chair with this kid-friendly homage to reading—and bring plenty of provisions.
First Three Sentences: What if books Had Different Names?
What if books had different names?
Like Alice in…Underland?
Babar the Beaver, and
A Visit From Saint Tickle Us, or
Winnie-the –Pooh Pooh Poohs,
Why I loved it: It is a little different from the usual picture books I get. And totally different from any picture book I have read up till now. It is a hilarious poem book making fun of all the classics and twisting them into funny themes and plots. As you can see from the title list above it is a spoof on classics. A Parody. It had me smiling and laughing. A third grader would get the most out of this I think having been introduced to the usual poems and books by then. And any adult with even a high school reading level would end up laughing hysterically like I did.
And here are my gifts for my writer friends:
Twenty, no ten, things to think about when writing. http://www.missourireview.com/tmr-blog/2013/08/10-things-emerging-writers-need-to-learn/.
And for ALL m y Friends! Believe in yourself: http://www.booksforbetterliving.com/2013/08/im-just-like-everybody-else/
I’m trying to do things differently by offering my gifts at the end of PPBF posts. After all the reason I am writing is because of Perfect Picture Book Friday and that should take priority. Hope to see all of you here on Tuesday.
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Tell me what You think. Do you like this new format of offering my gifts later on in the post?
And what do you think of this book? Do you think you would want to read it? Why or why not?
See you Tuesday! X0xoxo
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