Carlo and the Really Nice Librarian by Jessica Spanyol

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In a simple storybook adventure, curious Carlo discovers the joys of the library with the help of a gentle (if toothy) librarian.

Carlo the giraffe is making his first visit to the new library. "Wow!" he says when he sees all the books, the colorful posters, and especially the chairs with wheels. But Carlo is a little afraid of the librarian, Mrs. Chinca, with her sharp teeth and claws, until he learns how much she loves books. With bright illustrations and a cheery text, Jessica Spanyol offers preschoolers a spirited introduction to the library — and a really nice librarian.
 

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Jessica Spanyol has written and illustrated three other books about Carlo the giraffe. Of CARLO AND THE REALLY NICE LIBRARIAN, she says, "Lots of ideas for this book came from visiting libraries with mytwo-and-a-half-year-old son, Milo, who, like Carlo, loves books butespecially likes chairs with wheels." Jessica Spanyol lives in England with her family.
 
Published August 2, 2004 by Walker Books Ltd. 32 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books.

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“Carlo sees yellow in the field.” The color yellow dominates this two-page spread, and various yellow objects sport a prominent tie-on tag that names them.

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After “reading” his bedroom (“curtain,” “clock,” “pillow,” “Carlo’s slippers”), Carlo reads the kitchen, his father (“tail,” “bottom,” “leg,” “leg,” “leg,” “leg”), is read to by his mother, then goes out to read to the cat, a friend, a baby, and anyone else who will hold still.

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Carlo’s library—readers will remember Carlo Likes Reading (2001)—looks like an exceptionally cozy house: toys, posters, mobiles, and flowers all about, along with books and computers.

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In Carlo Likes Counting by Jessica Spanyol, a follow-up to last year s Carlo Likes Reading, the titular giraffe counts from one to 10, with one number to a spread.

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the text "Carlo reads his bedroom" accompanies newcomer Spanyol's opening full-bleed spread, which identifies everything from the stars on Carlo's mobile to the bunny slippers by his bed.

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Carlo and the Really Nice Librarian by Jessica Spanyol finds the bibliophile giraffe star of Carlo Likes Counting becoming friends with Mrs. Chinca, an alligator librarian who, though initially scary

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