A first-grade girl who does not like to read stubbornly resists her school librarian’s efforts to convince her to love books until she finds one that might change her mind.
The teacher in this book really puts a lot of effort into helping her students fall in love with reading! One little girl doesn’t think she’ll ever love a book as much as her teacher, as the books she sees are all too pink or flowery. She eventually finds a book about ogres that she falls in love with and shares with her entire class, and it just goes to show that there is a book for everyone—if you don’t love reading, you simply haven’t found the right book!
Michael Emberley is perhaps best known as the illustrator of Robie H. Harris’s books on human sexuality: It’s Perfectly Normal, It’s So Amazing, and It’s Not the Stork (Candlewick). His father Ed Emberley also makes children’s books. Michael lives in Ireland.