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LOLA AT THE LIBRARY by Anna McQuinn

LOLA AT THE LIBRARY

By Anna McQuinn (Author) , Rosalind Beardshaw (Illustrator)

Age Range: 2 - 5

Pub Date: July 1st, 2006
ISBN: 1-58089-113-6
Publisher: Charlesbridge

It’s Tuesday: library day and Lola’s favorite time of the weekly routine. At the library, Lola can visit “a special section . . . just for children,” listen to stories, sing songs and select a new batch of books to borrow. While her mommy is not quite out of bed yet, Lola is ready to go with her own library card and backpack filled with books to return. This eager, happy toddler gives readers a complete tour of a conventional weekly visit to the library that includes, on the walk home, a snack of cappuccino for her mommy and juice for Lola. Beardshaw’s vividly colored acrylic paintings of a mother and child’s morning outing in their racially mixed neighborhood complements the classic library scenes charged with a child’s vibrant enthusiasm. The simple, significant message will ring true with every librarian, teacher, caregiver and parent as the day concludes with Lola’s nightly bedtime story. Everyone should begin and end the day with a good book. (Picture book. 2-5)