Debbie Bertram and Susan Bloom
New York: Random House, 2008.
A book about books for kids! At the library! What’s not to love?
“Do you all have a book?” the librarian asks.
We hold up our books. “Yes!” we say.
“I see books about history, adventure, and mystery–
So many great choices today.” …
From page one to the end, a good book is a friend.
Now we all have the best book to read.
It’s a rhyming book, too, as you can see, and there is just one tiny thing not to love. It does not always scan perfectly. This makes me a teensy bit grouchy, but that’s just me.
The big boys and I found this book at Frantic City Books on Ossington, where we browsed to kill time before a book launch for my friend Carolyn Black’s The Odious Child. (How excited am I to have a chance to put that book cover on my blog?! Beautiful. Wonderful, dark stories inside, too. Stories that take you off the track of your day and your life and make your brain burn with delight at their inventiveness. Carolyn’s book makes me not even a teensy bit grouchy.)
The Best Book to Read is one in a series of books about books for kids by Bertram and Bloom. The others are The Best Place to Read and The Best Time to Read. We are off now to the library to find them, because hope dies last, and I live in hope of finding a brilliant book about books for kids.