Tuesday, January 24, 2012
Children's Book Review: Beatrice Doesn't Want To
Beatrice Doesn't Want To
Written by: Laura Numeroff
Iluustrated by: Lynn Munsinger
Published by: Candlewick Press, 2004
Beatrice doesn't like books or reading — and she especially doesn't like accompanying big brother Henry to the library three days in a row. But that's where he has to take her while he works on his dinosaur report. Naturally, Beatrice doesn't want to get books from the shelf. Beatrice doesn't want to let Henry work. And Beatrice certainly doesn't want to sit in a room full of boys and girls during story hour. Is there anything that could possibly change her mind? Meet Beatrice, a little girl who knows exactly what she doesn't want. Or does she?
* My daughter chose this book during a recent trip to the library. The author, Laura Numeroff is the writer of the famous If You Give a _____ a _____ series. As I read this story to my children it was a little hard for them to relate since they both love to go to the library and read and listen to books! It's a great book to read to a reluctant reader and proves what I always believed as a teacher.....if you find a book that is motivating enough for a child he or she will enjoy listening to/reading it! On a side note, I wonder how many children still use the library to conduct research to write a report?!! Today, with everything found so easily on the internet, I hope the library doesn't become a lost resource!
Family Rating: So-so.