Friday, July 27, 2012

I Will Not Read This Book

Submitted by Ms. Jill!
I Will Not Read This Book by Cece Meng, illustrated by Joy Ang. A small boy does NOT want to read his bedtime book. At first he’s full of excuses - before he can read he just has so many other important bedtime tasks! When the delaying tactics run out, he lays down the law: He is NOT going to read this book. And you can’t make him. Not even if you do terrible things to him. In fact, he provides a list of all the terrible things you could do to him, starting with hanging him upside down by one toe, but he will still not read this book. Nope, no way. Even if he is in mortal peril (and set upon by foot-tickling monkeys), he won’t do it. But wait! Is there one thing, after all, that will get this reading resister into bed to share a story? Cece Meng’s text, building up line by line as the young hero grows more determined, perfectly captures the boy’s stubborn-but-silly resolve. Joy Ang’s richly colored digital art deftly shows the increasingly desperate peril of the imagined threats (sharks! lightning! a speeding train!). “Read it again!” will be your kids’ reaction to I Will Not Read This Book. See this book listed in our catalog

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