1, 2, 3, FOR THE LIBRARY by Mary E. Little

1, 2, 3, FOR THE LIBRARY

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Storytime was about to begin. A boy named Hugh was first to come in. He said, 'This won't be much fun. If I am just the only 1! A boy came in and sat by Hugh. His name was Ben. Now there were 2."" Then in spare line drawings filled in spots with soft orange or blue, a racially and sexually integrated audience enters one by one (with a corresponding number of colored squares beside each numeral) until: ""Then in ran Stacy, but, Oh, Heaven! Tracy came too; that made 11. . . . Eleven children came that day, and The librarian had to tell so many stories that (a jumble of numbers here) she lost count !"" Mary E. Little is a children's librarian and this is no doubt intended as a preschool story hour opener. It's obviously of minimal interest elsewhere but likely to go over with other, traditional librarians seeking a program novelty.

Pub Date: Sept. 10th, 1974
Page count: 32pp
Publisher: Atheneum