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Numeroff, Laura Joffe.
Cambridge, MA : Candlewick, 2004.
IL K-3, RL 1.6
ISBN 0763611603

(2 booktalks)

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Booktalk #1

Henry is in charge of his little sister Beatrice.  But Henry has to go to the library to work on a report for school.  Beatrice doesn't want to go to the library.  She hates books and she hates reading.  So, she isn't exactly thrilled to go back on the second day.  But on the third day, Beatrice still doesn't want to.  Will anything change her mind?

Booktalk #2

Do you have a younger sister or brother whom you sometimes have to take along with you? Or are you the younger sister or brother who is always tagging along? Well, Beatrice is Henry’s younger sister, and Henry has to watch her while he does a school report at the library. Guess what? Beatrice doesn’t want to! Watch the pictures to see Bea and Henry’s many expressions as they figure out how both of them can have a good time.  (Jean B. Bellavance for Pennsylvania Young Reader's Choice Awards, 2006-2007)

SUBJECTS:     Libraries -- Fiction.
                        Brothers and sisters -- Fiction.


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