Through the Looking Glass Children's Book Reviews

B is for Bookworm: A Library Alphabet

B is for Bookworm: A Library Alphabet

Anita Prieto
Illustrator:  Renee Graef 
Nonfiction  Series
For ages 4 to 10
Sleeping Bear Press, 2005   ISBN: 978-1585361458

Let us celebrate books, libraries, librarians, authors and illustrators. Let's take a dive into the world of books and find out all kinds of things we never knew before. Did you know, for example, that Ben Franklin, in addition to inventing all kinds of things and being a diplomat, also was the first person to create a lending library in America. Have you ever wondered who wrote the first books and what they wrote about? What is a ISBN number for?

These and many other questions will be answered in this excellent picture book, which explores the world of books. Presented in the form of an alphabet book, this volume can be enjoyed on many levels. Young children will appreciate the beautifully rendered artwork and the simple rhymes which accompany the pictures. Older children will find the sidebar texts interesting and full of information, much of which will be new to them and will surely surprise them as well.

This is one of the titles in an excellent series of Alphabet and Numbers books published by Sleeping Bear Press.