Thursday, January 18, 2007

Our Librarian Won't Tell Us Anything

Our Librarian Won't Tell Us Anything
written by Toni Buzzeo
illustrated by Sachiko Yoshikawa
Upstart Books
ISBN: 978-1932146752
http://www.tonibuzzeo.com/

This weekend, millions (if not thousands) of librarians will descend upon Seattle for the mid-winter American Library Association conference. What better way to celebrate this conglomeration of literature lovers than to review a brand new book about (wait for it . . .) a librarian? Luckily, we have the brand-spanking new offering by one of our favorite authors, Toni Buzzeo.

Mrs. Skorupski is the school librarian at Liberty Elementary. Word in the school is that she won't tell you anything so don't even bother asking. And it's true. Robert wants a book . . . she takes him to the card catalog. When he wants an article online . . . she makes him do the typing. What's that about? This lady is on a twinkle-eyed mission to raise "library success stories" and she succeeds.

Mrs. Skorupski is a school librarian's dream come true. With a twinkle in her eye, a bounce in her step, and glasses so cool it makes silly chicks drool, she reminds us a bit of Ms. Frizzle - without the bus! Yoshikawa's bright and playful illustrations compliment the text wonderfully and keep the mood light even while readers learn just a tad about using the library. Our Librarian Won't Tell Us Anything is a great addition to any elementary school library!

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