Saturday, October 29, 2011
Waiting for the Biblioburro by Monica Brown
This is based on a true story. Real-life librarian Luis Soriano Bohoquez travels around Columbia bringing the library to those who don't have books to read.
Tricycle Press sent me a copy of this book for review (thank you). I had read about the librarian doing this, so I was glad to get a copy of this picture book and have a chance to see how they presented the story. The book is available at your local bookstore now.
Ana has one book. Her teacher gave it to her before she left and Ana has it memorized. She makes up stories for her little brother as bed-time stories. Fanciful tales that are light and airy are her favorites.
Then the Biblioburro comes to her village. Imagine, two burros carrying books and new books to read! Ana is ecstatic!
We went to the library once a week, on Monday evening after CCD classes. I checked out seven books (the limit) each time. I had them read by mid-day Wednesday. And then I had to wait until the following Monday. I know just how Ana felt.
Be sure to share the magic of books with your young ones. Reading is a vital skill in life and books can take you to other worlds and on adventures. No matter what your area of interest, there's a book for you.
At least we don't have to use a burro get a library book!