Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Review: Miss Dorothy and Her Bookmobile

Miss Dorothy and Her Bookmobile
By Gloria Houston, illustrated by Susan Condie Lamb
Published 2002 by HarperCollins

When she was a little girl, Dorothy decided that someday she would be the librarian in a beautiful brick library. But when she marries a man who lives in a rural area without a library, Dorothy must change her dream to fit her new life. This is an endearing picture book that discusses the importance of bringing books to those who don't have a library in their area. If you're a librarian, I think this book is a must-read. Bookmobiles are a wonderful way to reach patrons in lesser-served area. The illustrations are soft and lush and highlight the story very nicely. I really enjoyed this story and I think it can be used to show kids how a love of reading can lead to bigger things in the future.

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