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The Resource I do not like stories, written by Andrew Larsen ; illustrated by Carey Sookocheff

I do not like stories, written by Andrew Larsen ; illustrated by Carey Sookocheff

Label
I do not like stories
Title
I do not like stories
Statement of responsibility
written by Andrew Larsen ; illustrated by Carey Sookocheff
Creator
Contributor
Author
Illustrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The story itself is simple. Boy gets up, boy goes to school, boy comes home from school, boy goes to bed. Boy seems a bit grumpy, until the end of the day when he comes home to his cat, who he clearly loves. The boy's story is told in a traditional picture book style--in the meantime, the cat's story is told in graphic panels. Throughout the entire book, the boy tells the reader how much he dislikes stories, all kinds of stories inspired by his surroundings and whatever he is doing - so, he doesn't like stories about getting up in the morning, or stories about planes or trains or busses or bikes, or about boring old buildings (illustration shows his school), or stories about going home at the end of the day ... And while the boy is going through his day, the cat sets off searching for the boy, following what she thinks is the school bus, only to be mistaken again and again by other things that are also bright yellow: An ice cream stand, a fire hydrant, a taxi, a public mailbox (these yellow objects are a bright color that pop on each page, leading the cat and the story forward). Meanwhile the boy is at school, and the only time he looks happy and engaged is when he is shown drawing a picture of his cat. The cat, still wandering about the town, sees the boy in the bus heading home, and rushes to greet him, already back inside by the time the boy opens the door. At this point, the story changes - he's happy to be home and with his cat. He plays with her, feeds her, and snuggles into bed with her. In the end, the reader will understand that the boy doesn't really dislike stories -- it just needs to be the right story!" --
Tone
Award
School Library Journal Best Picture Books, 2020.
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10912894
Cataloging source
NLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1960-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Larsen, Andrew
Dewey number
JC813/.6
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
PZ7.L323794
LC item number
Id 2020
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 0
  • 2
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1972-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Sookocheff, Carey
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Human-animal relationships
  • Boys
  • Cats
  • Reading
  • Books and reading
  • Storytelling
  • Pessimism
  • JUVENILE FICTION / Books & Libraries
  • JUVENILE FICTION / Boys & Men
  • JUVENILE FICTION / Animals / Cats
  • Boys
  • Cats
  • Human-animal relationships
Target audience
juvenile
Label
I do not like stories, written by Andrew Larsen ; illustrated by Carey Sookocheff
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
on1129597428
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9781771473781
Lccn
2019956953
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)1129597428
Label
I do not like stories, written by Andrew Larsen ; illustrated by Carey Sookocheff
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
on1129597428
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9781771473781
Lccn
2019956953
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)1129597428

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