Thursday, March 18, 2010

Miss Brooks Loves Books...and I don't

by Barbara Bottner

Teachers and librarians look at reluctant readers with all the joy golfers experience when on the links. We know that over and over again, books we find exciting will be met with utter disdain. But oh, the joy we feel when there is finally that hole in one. It makes all the failures look like stepping stones to success.

Miss Brooks dresses up as the main character from her favorite books every week. She is a librarian with flair. Most children would be absolutely captivated by her attempts to bring books to life. However, there is one bespectacled youngster who is wholly unimpressed. I have to say, even this young reader is getting something from the books, her vocabulary is superb. You'll get a chuckle out of the winning topic.

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