Monday, April 27, 2009
That Book Woman by Heather Henson, illustrated by David Small
This story is for all the librarians out there who feel unappreciated and wonder if their work is accomplishing anything at all. In this story the family lives in a remote area and the only way the family receives any books is by a horse riding, book carrying librarian. The boy thinks reading is stupid and cannot understand his sister’s preoccupation with books until one day the librarian leaves a book he loves and reads over and over. Eventually he looks forward to her visits and his love of reading becomes forever cemented and all because a librarian cared enough to keep trying.