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The Resource Read it, don't eat it!, Ian Schoenherr

Read it, don't eat it!, Ian Schoenherr

Label
Read it, don't eat it!
Title
Read it, don't eat it!
Statement of responsibility
Ian Schoenherr
Title variation
Read it, do not eat it!
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Animal readers give rhyming advice on how to take care of a library book
Review
  • /* Starred Review */ PreS-Gr 1— In a picture book sure to make every librarian's heart sing, Schoenherr has created a simple rhyming primer on how to take good care of a library book. While the subject may seem didactic, the author/illustrator's charming approach will entice parents and professionals to share this title with young kids. Each spread features one simple admonition on the verso with an animal demonstrating the dreaded—or encouraged—behavior, rendered with gentle humor ("No dog-ears, please." "Find someplace else to sneeze." "Don't overdue it, just renew it."). One white, hand-lettered sentence per page is set against a bold color, and the ink and acrylic art features endearing animal library users on an expansive white space. The book is simple enough to use with preschool children and funny enough to be appreciated by early readers.—Marge Loch-Wouters, La Crosse Public Library, WI --Marge Loch-Wouters (Reviewed April 1, 2009) (School Library Journal, vol 55, issue 4, p116)
  • What's almost as important as reading? Schoenherr (Cat & Mouse ) tells readers that it's respecting and caring for the books themselves. An anthropomorphized animal cast, meticulously rendered in ink and acrylic—and reminiscent of vintage Golden Book characters (the girls even wear pinafores)—serve as role models of thoughtlessness. Big, friendly type, a soupçon of slapstick and a pinch of wordplay help take the sting off the scolding (which centers on library books but also applies to privately owned books). White backdrops and minimal propping encourage readers to focus all their attention on the characters' breaches of etiquette. “No dog-ears, please,” admonishes the left hand side of one spread, while on the right side a puppy is caught folding down the edge of a page. “Don't censor, delete, or deface,” is the warning given to a shifty-looking fox who is striking out some lines of text with a thick black marker. Simple, direct and knowingly funny, this book is worthy of a permanent spot on the desks of youth librarians everywhere. Ages 2–4. (May) --Staff (Reviewed April 13, 2009) (Publishers Weekly, vol 256, issue 15, p47)
  • The appealing cover is sure to entice young hands to reach for this preschooler's primer on how to treat books and behave in libraries. Jauntily dressed animals demonstrate 15 caveats with the fuzzy bear from the cover acting as top banana throughout. The rhyming dos and don'ts are printed in a very large font on the left page while the right side visually demonstrates: "Find someplace else to sneeze" shows a denim-wearing elephant holding a book to its mouth and sneezing through its trunk; "Be careful with it at the pool" has a hippo wearing a green-on-yellow polka-dot swimsuit holding a book while floating on a rubber raft; "Don't overdue it, just renew it" finds the bear staggering under a tall load of books. The clean ink-and-acrylic illustrations, akin to the author/illustrator's Cat and Mouse (2008), are pleasingly playful, with white type on the verso color pages contrasting with the brightly colored scenes set against white backgrounds on the recto. Ideal for preschool storytimes; librarians will love it (although they might have to explain "Don't censor, delete, or deface"). (Picture book. 2-5) (Kirkus Reviews, April 15, 2009)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
315909
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Schoenherr, Ian
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Intended audience
  • Preschool
  • 270
  • 390L
  • Decoding demand: 69 (high)
  • Semantic demand: 87 (very high)
  • Syntactic demand: 36 (low)
  • Structure demand: 77 (high)
Intended audience source
  • Lexile
  • Lexile
  • Lexile
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • -1
  • 1
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Books and reading
  • Stories in rhyme
  • Books and reading
  • Animals
  • Books and reading
Target audience
preschool
Label
Read it, don't eat it!, Ian Schoenherr
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
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
737465
Dimensions
26 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9780061724558
Lccn
2008027716
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780061724558
  • (OCoLC)237788684
Label
Read it, don't eat it!, Ian Schoenherr
Publication
Copyright
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
737465
Dimensions
26 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9780061724558
Lccn
2008027716
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780061724558
  • (OCoLC)237788684

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