Monday, January 31, 2011

Book A Day: The Last One

I hope you've enjoyed reading about some of the new books and materials at the library; I know Ms. Eileen and I have enjoying reviewing them for you. We'll continue to review new (and older) items as they strike us. Our final selection for our Book a Day blog event features a lot of books AND a librarian; just perfect!

"The Library Gingerbread Man", by Dotti Enderle with illustrations by Colleen Madden is a take on the classic tale. Here the gingerbread man escapes from his book as the librarian is placing it on the shelf. What follows is a chase through the library and the Dewey Decimal System as the gingerbread man runs from the wizard of the thesaurus at 423.1, past the robots from 629.892, right through to the biography section. As in the classic tale, the gingerbread man is tricked by a fox (in this case an arctic fox from 998) but is caught at the last moment by the clever librarian who returns him to his book where he'll await eager readers.

The Dewey system continues to confound many, but this book helps make it more accessible, and fun! Ms. Patty

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