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|Books for me!|
Author: Fliess, Sue
As Hippo looks around the library, she imagines the stories inside each book. How can Hippo choose just one?
School Library Journal (02/01/15)
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School Library Journal - 02/01/2015 PreS-Gr 1—In the third story in this picture book series (Shoes for Me!, 2011 and A Dress for Me!, 2012, both Amazon), Hippo and her father visit the local library. Hippo is excited to read all the books she finds, and her imagination takes off, allowing her to enter and become part of some stories. Classic picture books, folk and fairy tales, fables, and nonfiction titles fill her arms and backpack as she leaves the library, anxious to get home and read her treasures. There are a few books her father won't let her check out—a gentle reminder that supervision is important for selecting age-appropriate books. "Books on zombies, phantom screams. Dad says, 'No, you'll have bad dreams.'" Written in rhyming couplets, the words scan well and are accompanied by detailed-filled illustrations rendered in graphite, ink, and digital media. The book covers pictured and the characters that appear in the illustrations add the element of a guessing game and heighten the entertainment. VERDICT Though this doesn't break new ground, children familiar with the first two stories, and those who love books, will welcome Hippo's new adventure.—Maryann H. Owen, Children's Literature Specialist, Mt. Pleasant, WI - Copyright 2015 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.