How to Treat a Book

From the Set Library Skills

Learn from Opal Owl and Stew Rabbit how to protect library materials and what to do if an item is damaged.

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  • About the Author and Illustrator
  • Tips to Remember
  • For More Information
  • Glossary
Interest Level Preschool - Grade 2
Reading Level Grade 2
Dewey 027
Lexile 490L
ATOS Reading Level 2.8
Guided Reading Level J
Language English
Publisher The Child's World, Inc.
Format Hosted ebook
ISBN 9781623232245
Copyright 2013
Number of Pages 24
Dimensions 8 x 8
Graphics Full-color illustrations

A noteworthy review of Library Skills from Booklist on October 1, 2012

Who hasn’t dropped a book in the bathtub? But perhaps it’s best not to reassure little ones about that. Here, a rabbit boy, Stew, and his chicken friend, Opal, visit the library, where first-timer Opal gets a lesson on how to care for books: stack them neatly, hold them close so they don’t fall, never turn down pages, and most of all, don’t get them wet! Still, accidents can happen as the duo learn when Opal’s pup makes a dash across the pages, ripping them. Mom cheerfully tells the kids that Opal will have to pay a fine, but fines help buy new library books. The graphics are bold cartoons that attract attention, and the commonsense advice is good. But why, oh why, does the librarian have to say ‘shhh’ on the second page?

A noteworthy review of Library Skills from Children's Bookwatch on August 1, 2012

‘How a Library Works’ is a reading level grade 2 reference book about how to explore and use a library. Stew Rabbit and Opal Owl have fun checking out the O’Hare Library with its self- checkout station, its collection of CDs, DVDs, and video games, and of course, lots of books. There are also special programs for kids! The library has rules for keeping quiet, and has books and material organized according to the Dewey Decimal system. Stew and Opal love the library, and plan to return for many more happy hours of library fun. Including a glossary, web site list, book list, and tips to remember, How a Library Works is a great introduction for kids age 7 and up to a lifetime of pleasant, peaceful, productive library usage. Other recommended titles by the same author in this series include How an e-Book Works, How to Check Out a Book, How to Find a Book, How to find Information Online, and How to Treat a Book, each priced at, $19.95 or the complete set for, $119.70.

Author: Amanda StJohn

Illustrator: Bob Ostrom

Bob Ostrom has been illustrating children's books for nearly twenty years. A graduate of the New England School of Art and Design at Suffolk University, Bob has worked for such companies as Disney, Nickelodeon, and Cartoon Network. He lives in North Carolina with his wife Melissa and three children, Will, Charlie, and Mae.