"If you want your children to be intelligent, read them fairy tales. If you want them to be more intelligent, read them more fairy tales." Albert Einstein
17 July 2011
The Library Card
Spinelli, Jerry. The Library Card. New York: Scholastic Press, 1997.
This book contains four shorter stories of kids whose lives are changed by a small blue library card. Mongoose chooses the library instead of grafitti and learns fascinating facts about blue whales. Brenda discovers her personality again when the TV is turned off and she has to rely on the printed page for entertainment. Sonseray uses the library as an escape from his home in a car under the bridge. April meets a friend during a bookmobile carjacking.
This book is hilariously entertaining and makes me want to visit the library every day. After all, you never know what might happen there...