Cover image for Just read! / by Lori Degman ; illustrated by Victoria Tentler-Krylov.
Title:
Just read! / by Lori Degman ; illustrated by Victoria Tentler-Krylov.
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ISBN:
9781454925729
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New York : Sterling Children's Books, [2019]

©2019
Physical Description:
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 26 x 27 cm
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Rhyming text celebrates reading in its many forms as it follows a diverse group of children who read wherever and whenever they can.
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Summary

Summary

These kids all love to read--alone or together, on a bus or in a parade. And every time they open a book, they open up a whole new world, too!

"A delightful tribute to reading anything and everything all the time. . . . There's something for everyone." -- Booklist
"A chipper, colorful celebration of the limitless possibilities for what, where, and when one can read." -- Publishers Weekly

Learning to read is a big accomplishment, and this exuberant picture book celebrates reading in its many forms. In lively rhyme, it follows a diverse group of word-loving children who grab the opportunity to read wherever and whenever they can. They read while waiting and while sliding or swinging; they read music and in Braille and the signs on the road. And, sometimes, they even read together, in a special fort they've built. The colorful, fanciful art and rollicking text will get every child more excited about reading!


Author Notes

Lori Degman is the author of 1 Zany Zoo (Simon & Schuster), Cock-a-Doodle Oops! (Creston Books), Norbert's Big Dream (Sleeping Bear Press), and the upcoming Like a Girl (Sterling). Lori was a teacher of deaf and hard-of-hearing students and is now a full-time author. She lives near Chicago, IL, with her husband, two grown sons (when they come to visit), and pets.

Victoria Tentler-Krylov grew up in Saint Petersburg, Russia, and studied architecture and urban design at Cooper Union and Columbia University. Victoria's artwork has been published by Pink Giraffe Books in Russia and by Spider magazine, The Wall Street Journal, The Boston Globe, and Flutter Magazine in the US. Her first book, a picture-book read-aloud of Peter Pan , was published by Quarto. She lives with her family just outside Boston, MA. Visit Victoria online at cargocollective.com/victoriakrylov.


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Publisher's Weekly Review

After a class of diverse students selects books at the library, peppy rhyming verse by Degman (Norbert's Big Dream) and whimsical digital-and-watercolor illustrations by Tentler-Krylov (Read-Aloud Classics: Peter Pan) integrate the chosen titles' settings and subjects into the children's lives, underscoring the ease and joy with which readers are transported by books ("Hooray! I know how to read on my own!"). A girl reading My Big Book of Animals affectionately pets a moose sticking its head into her subway car while a dazzling menagerie looks on; a reader floating in a swimming pool filled with sea creatures pores over Shark Facts. Also spotlighted are more realistic scenarios: a boy grocery shopping with an adult peruses The Kid Chef, and a guitar-toting kid flips through a songbook at a music store. Welcome inclusions are a girl reading a book in Braille as she flies on a magic carpet over an exotic city ("I read with my fingers across bumpy lines"), pictured alongside a child communicating with a sibling in sign language ("I read with my voice or my hands, using signs"). A chipper, colorful celebration of the limitless possibilities for what, where, and when one can read. Ages 4-up. Illustrator's agency: Studio Goodwin Sturges. (Mar.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.