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Books always everywhere / Jane Blatt ; illustrated by Sarah Massini.

Blatt, Jane, (author.).
Book Book ([2013])
Description: 24 unnumbered pages : color illustrations, 28 cm
Publisher: New York, New York : Random House, [2013]
9 of 9 copies available at NOBLE (All Libraries).
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  • ISBN: 9780385375061
  • ISBN: 0385375069
  • Edition: First American Edition.
Summary: A celebration of the many ways children interact with books.
Authors: Massini, Sarah, (illustrator.).
  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2014 July #1
    Books are everywhere—even in this book. In the opening spread, we see a page from "book big," appropriately showing an elephant, which is life-size in relation to the child and mouse who are holding the tome. The next two-page spread shows "book small," a very small edition with a picture of a mouse being viewed by a large child. Children learn that books teach and are enjoyed in many ways. We take books to the park, browse them in book stores, read books in bed, and fall asleep with them. Best of all, we share them, always, everywhere. Rhyming text accompanies colorful single-and two-page pictures that depict a variety of adorable toddlers with simple-featured faces, all enjoying the pleasures of having books in their possession. The large format and rhyming text, along with the obvious pleasure of the topic, make this one a strong contender for story time. Copyright 2014 Booklist Reviews.
  • Publishers Weekly Reviews : PW Reviews 2014 May #4

    Blatt debuts with a jubilant celebration of books, aiming her chirpy rhymes at both pre- and emergent readers. Two easily sounded-out words accompany each of Massini's (Tulip Loves Rex) mixed-media illustrations, which feature cherubic babies and toddlers. On the first spread, a child stands next to a giant book displaying a picture of an elephant ("Book big"); the next pages show a baby crawling over to a board book showcasing a mouse ("Book small"). After introducing books with exaggerated horizontal and vertical formats ("Book wide/ Book tall"), Blatt ventures beyond opposites as toddlers use books for various non-reading purposes—stacked as chairs, tented as hats, and as building blocks for a play house—before settling down (sort of) to read. It's a nimbly paced and satisfying progression, further elevated by Massini's art, which incorporates witty thematic book titles that tie into the settings and characters (e.g., a child in a swing drops a book entitled Oops-a-Daisy!). A mouse scooting through the pages provides added visual diversion. A sturdy stepping-stone to titles like Judy Sierra and Marc Brown's Wild About Books. Ages 3–7. (May)

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  • PW Annex Reviews : Publishers Weekly Annex Reviews

    Blatt debuts with a jubilant celebration of books, aiming her chirpy rhymes at both pre- and emergent readers. Two easily sounded-out words accompany each of Massini's (Tulip Loves Rex) mixed-media illustrations, which feature cherubic babies and toddlers. On the first spread, a child stands next to a giant book displaying a picture of an elephant ("Book big"); the next pages show a baby crawling over to a board book showcasing a mouse ("Book small"). After introducing books with exaggerated horizontal and vertical formats ("Book wide/ Book tall"), Blatt ventures beyond opposites as toddlers use books for various non-reading purposes—stacked as chairs, tented as hats, and as building blocks for a play house—before settling down (sort of) to read. It's a nimbly paced and satisfying progression, further elevated by Massini's art, which incorporates witty thematic book titles that tie into the settings and characters (e.g., a child in a swing drops a book entitled Oops-a-Daisy!). A mouse scooting through the pages provides added visual diversion. A sturdy stepping-stone to titles like Judy Sierra and Marc Brown's Wild About Books. Ages 3–7. (May)

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  • School Library Journal Reviews : SLJ Reviews 2014 July

    PreS—Babies, toddlers, and a variety of animals accompanied by books as they read on the swings, while climbing trees, on rainy days, at the beach, etc. The text has a nice flow, consisting of two words per page, e.g., "Book wide" shows children surrounding a picture of a crocodile; the facing page reads, "Book tall" and features a child and a giraffe. All of the characters have identical facial features: dots for eyes and simple semicircle smiles, differentiated only by hair, skin tone, etc. Otherwise, the mixed-media illustrations have some charming details, such as children reading books whose titles and/or text coincide with their activities. As the kids cuddle in bed with some sweater-clad sheep, they are reading Counting Sheep, while at the park they read Trees Are the Bees Knees and Ooops-a Daisy! The soft, mostly pastel pictures have a great deal of texture, and children are likely to try and feel the pages. They will also have fun spotting the little mouse that cavorts somewhere on every page.—Grace Oliff, Ann Blanche Smith School, Hillsdale, NJ

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Citation:

Blatt, Jane. "Books always everywhere." New York, New York : Random House, 2013.

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