Library Loot and It's a Book!

(hosted by Marg of Adventures of an Intrepid Reader and Claire of The Captive Reader)

It's been two weeks since my last library loot post and I've actually managed to hit the shelves again (looking for specific books, of course, but still).  Here are some delights I picked up:

Everything is Fine by Ann Dee Ellis
The Way He Lived by Emily Wing Smith
Blubber by Judy Blume
Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret. by Judy Blume (no, I've never read it!)

And I got a few books in the mail:
Halo by Alexandra Adornetto
I Shall Wear Midnight by Terry Pratchett
Boxed set of the Hunger Games trilogy by Suzanne Collins (won from Scholastic!)

Now on to a little bitty, but full of fun review:

It's a Book by Lane Smith
Publisher: Roaring Brook Press
Publication date: August 2010
ISBN: 9781596436060

Source: review copy provided by publicist


This was a fun and silly picture book.  I liked the humor that comes from a juxtaposition of modern technology and the old-fashioned delights of a book.  In a series of questions, Monkey is asked what a book does - "How do you scroll down?" and "Can you blog with it?"  I also really enjoyed the clean and simplistic illustrations and text.  It is listed as for ages 4-8, though I'd go with school library journal's grades 3-5.  I thought that it was perhaps not quite for kids from 4-6 years, what with the jackass jokes and hopefull kids that young will not be quite as familiar with texting and some kinds of technology.  But, it is a fun book for kids a bit older and adults will also get a kick out of it.  Be sure to check out the fun book trailer that goes with it.

Anything good for you this week?

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