The Resource Lottie Paris and the best place, Angela Johnson ; illustrated by Scott M. Fischer

Lottie Paris and the best place, Angela Johnson ; illustrated by Scott M. Fischer

Label
Lottie Paris and the best place
Title
Lottie Paris and the best place
Statement of responsibility
Angela Johnson ; illustrated by Scott M. Fischer
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Lottie Paris goes to the library, her favorite place in the world, and makes a new friend for whom the library is also a special place
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Character
Illustration
Review
  • Preschool-Kindergarten Lottie, an exuberant African American preschooler, returns in a second zestful picture book. Lottie likes to wake beneath the stars and, in a sure nod to Madeleine L’Engle, the swiftly tilting planets that adorn her ceiling. Her favorite activity, however, is visiting the best place in the world—the library—where she knows she shouldn’t yell or color in the books, and where she “follows the rules, mostly.” Carl, a dinosaur devotee, also remembers not to blow bubbles in the library or spill food on books—sometimes. When these two enthusiastic readers meet in the children’s book room, an instant friendship forms. The bright gouache paintings, swirling with texture and patterns, depict a child’s perspective in which Lottie’s Papa Pete and other adults remain obscured while Lottie and Carl’s parallel play (or in this case, parallel dreaming) builds their friendship. A delightful book for sharing before a trip to the library, during library storytime, or simply to activate a preschooler’s imagination. -- Leeper, Angela (Reviewed 02-01-2013) (Booklist, vol 109, number 11, p60)
  • K-Gr 2 — Lottie Paris is back after her debut in Lottie Paris Lives Here (S & S, 2011). She's still the same lively, imaginative child, this time decked out in large purple boots. Waking up one morning in her canopy bed decorated with stars and planets and spaceships, "she imagines herself floating among them." And, on a full spread, she smiles dreamily. Soon, Papa Pete is walking her to the library. As in the earlier book, adults are present, but just barely. Their legs, or hands, or shoulders are seen, but never their faces. The focus is clearly on Lottie and her soon-to-be-new-friend Carl. She is excited to be in the "best place," but she still knows (mostly) that you can't yell, let your dog inside, or draw in the books. Meanwhile, Carl is waking up, happy to be among the dinosaurs decorating his bed sheets and room. Soon, his big sister, Eva, is driving him to the library, his "best place," as well. Carl also knows (mostly) a few rules about the library: don't blow bubbles, keep your yogurt away from the books, and don't crawl under tables pretending that adults' feet are dinosaur snacks. It's inevitable that Lottie Paris and Carl will meet as they stroll down the aisles that hold their favorite subjects: astronomy and dinosaurs. Together they relax on the big furniture, lost in their books and thoughts. This is a sweet story about friendship, libraries, books, and dreams. Fischer's stylized, yet realistic illustrations are rendered in gouache using different applications. They capture the children's spirit in their charming and sometimes goofy expressions. A fine choice.—Roxanne Burg, Orange County Public Library, CA --Roxanne Burg (Reviewed March 1, 2013) (School Library Journal, vol 59, issue 3, p114)
  • Librarians get out your order pads; this picture-book homage to libraries is a charmer. Lottie Paris' dad takes her to the library, where she looks for books on planets and stars. Carl's sister drives him to the library, where he finds dinosaur books. For both, the library is "the best place in the world." Lottie Paris knows the rules: no dogs, no yelling, no coloring on the pages. Carl knows not to blow bubbles in front of the librarian, not to eat yogurt or to read books under the table while pretending people's feet are dinosaur snacks. Naturally, Lottie Paris and Carl meet when they are looking for their favorite books and discover that not only is the library the best place to find books, it's also the best place to be friends. The mixed-media illustrations (gouache, linocuts, stamping and airbrush) inject exuberance into the simple storyline. Carl is redheaded and freckle-faced, and Lottie Paris is African-American with a brown Afro. The scenes extend off the pages, drawing attention to the details that embellish the text. Bound to be a favorite for storytimes, classroom sharing and pre-library visits. After all, libraries are the best place. (Picture book. 5-8)(Kirkus Reviews, February 1, 2013)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10170626
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1961-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Johnson, Angela
Dewey number
[E]
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Intended audience
Ages 5-9
Interest level
LG
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 0
  • 2
Reading level
  • 3.2.
  • 2.9
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Study program name
  • Reading Counts!
  • Accelerated Reader
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Libraries
  • Friendship
  • Libraries
  • Friendship
  • African Americans
  • JUVENILE FICTION
  • JUVENILE FICTION
  • JUVENILE FICTION
  • Friendship
  • Libraries
Target audience
primary
Label
Lottie Paris and the best place, Angela Johnson ; illustrated by Scott M. Fischer
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn723528577
Dimensions
23 x 29 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9780689873782
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2011011303
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)723528577
Label
Lottie Paris and the best place, Angela Johnson ; illustrated by Scott M. Fischer
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn723528577
Dimensions
23 x 29 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9780689873782
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2011011303
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)723528577

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