"A librarian's favorite fantasy...The silliness of both story and pictures are perfectly matched...A winner for storytimes anywhere."
-School Library Journal, starred review
"This love story about books is enough to make anyone wish for a permanent TV blackout!"
About the Author
Steven Kellogg is a beloved author and illustrator who has published more than 100 picture books, including the classics The Mysterious Tadpole, Can I Keep Him?, The Island of the Skog, and Is Your Mama a Llama?, and Pinkerton, Behave!, which was on Horn Book's and Booklist’s Best of the Year lists and led to four sequels. Kellogg is a winner of the Regina Medal for his lifetime contribution to children’s literature. His books have received numerous accolades, such as being named Reading Rainbow featured selections and winning the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award, the Irma Simonton Black Award, the IRA-CBC Children’s Choice Award, and the Parents’ Choice Award.
What People are Saying About This
“A librarian’s favorite fantasy . . . The silliness of both story and pictures are perfectly matched . . . A winner for storytimes anywhere.”
—School Library Journal, starred review
“This love story about books is enough to make anyone wish for a permanent TV blackout!”
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
In this book i enjoyed look at the picture. I love how the author use the color coordination in each picture. i would feel really comfortable showing my preschool class this book. I would make up question as im showint the book.
This story about a very unusual librarian will capture the attention of boys and girls, ages four to eight, and you will be reading it over and over for bedtime. Lil is one amazing, creative woman, as she figures a way to get the town back to reading, has a run-in with a biker gang, and faces a challenge to save her library. The ending ties everything together and will make you smile. The drawings are great, and the story holds the reader's interest throughout. Highly recommend this book !!
I ordered this book for my 5 year old granddaughter. We had gotten it out of the library and read it many times. She loves books and we read it many times. Of course, the illustrations by Steven Kellogg are terrific. I did have to explain what a stack of encyclopedias was but showed her a set in the library.
Librarian Lil is about a girl who loved books and by the age of 8, she had already checked out all of the books in childrens' section. After that, she started on the encyclopedias. Her arms are very strong and people think it's because she was always carrying around encyclopedias. She could carry A-Z all in one arm. When she grew up, she became a nice librarian, not a mean one that is strict. This is all I can tell you for now. To find out more, you'll have to read the book!