I Do Not Like Books Anymore!
Natalie and Alphonse REALLY like books. Picture books with Dad, scary stories with Mom, and especially stories they remember or make up themselves. So when it’s time for Natalie to learn to read, she thinks it will be exciting — she can have all the stories in the world now, and even read them to Alphonse. But when Natalie gets her first reading book, the letters look like squiggles and it isn’t even a good story; it’s just about a cat that can sit. “I do not like books anymore!” Natalie declares. But she still wants to make up stories. With Alphonse’s help, can she find a way to turn a love of telling stories into a love of reading stories? With her one-of-a-kind voice and wonderfully droll artwork, Daisy Hirst captures the familiar frustration of struggling to learn something new — and the particular pride that comes when you finally succeed.
Full-color screen-printed illustrations.
JLG Release: Feb 2019
Praise & Reviews
Starred or favorable reviews have been received from these periodicals:
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School Library Journal
10 1/4" x 10 1/2"
Level 2.3; Points: 0.5;
Scholastic Reading CountsN/A