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Tyrone rules the school! He's king of the monkey bars, a math machine, and a science whiz. The only thing he doesn't like about school is reading. Books are so boring! But when strange visitors start dropping by the classroom for story hour, Tyrone discovers there's more to books than just words on pages. Tyrone and his friends are swept up in a mysterious adventure that land Tyrone rules the school! He's king of the monkey bars, a math machine, and a science whiz. The only thing he doesn't like about school is reading. Books are so boring! But when strange visitors start dropping by the classroom for story hour, Tyrone discovers there's more to books than just words on pages. Tyrone and his friends are swept up in a mysterious adventure that lands them in a most unexpected place. Mrs. Laura Bush and her daughter Jenna create a classroom adventure that will leave readers racing to the shelves! A portion of proceeds to benefit Teach for America and The New Teacher Project.


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Tyrone rules the school! He's king of the monkey bars, a math machine, and a science whiz. The only thing he doesn't like about school is reading. Books are so boring! But when strange visitors start dropping by the classroom for story hour, Tyrone discovers there's more to books than just words on pages. Tyrone and his friends are swept up in a mysterious adventure that land Tyrone rules the school! He's king of the monkey bars, a math machine, and a science whiz. The only thing he doesn't like about school is reading. Books are so boring! But when strange visitors start dropping by the classroom for story hour, Tyrone discovers there's more to books than just words on pages. Tyrone and his friends are swept up in a mysterious adventure that lands them in a most unexpected place. Mrs. Laura Bush and her daughter Jenna create a classroom adventure that will leave readers racing to the shelves! A portion of proceeds to benefit Teach for America and The New Teacher Project.

30 review for Read All About It!

  1. 5 out of 5

    Esther Barajikian

    "Read All About It" is a children’s picture book written for primary and intermediate readers. Written by former First Lady Laura Bush and her daughter, Jenna Bush, this book tells the story of a little boy who discovers the joy of reading. Although Tyrone is thoroughly convinced at the onset of the story that books are "stinky," he comes to find out that many interesting and wonderful characters come to life through reading. I gave the book a 3-star rating for its easy readability and important "Read All About It" is a children’s picture book written for primary and intermediate readers. Written by former First Lady Laura Bush and her daughter, Jenna Bush, this book tells the story of a little boy who discovers the joy of reading. Although Tyrone is thoroughly convinced at the onset of the story that books are "stinky," he comes to find out that many interesting and wonderful characters come to life through reading. I gave the book a 3-star rating for its easy readability and important message. As an elementary special education teacher, I meet many students who insist that they do not like to read. Like Tyrone, they seem to do almost anything to avoid that dreaded task. However, the truth of the matter is that all children love to hear stories and can learn to love reading as well. One of the reasons that I chose this book is my respect and admiration for the authors. I deeply appreciate their dedication to children and their passion for literacy in our country. I was also attracted to this book because of its colorful and imaginative illustrations. This book would most definitely be appealing to young readers and could easily be used in the classroom to encourage more timid readers to jump into the world of reading.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Marc-Antoine

    A wonderful children's book about learning to love to read! A wonderful children's book about learning to love to read!

  3. 4 out of 5

    Laurie

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. Booklist May 1, 2008 (Vol. 104, No. 17) Grades K-3. Tyrone loves math, lives for science, and is king of the playground. But books—well, he doesn’t really care for them. When his teacher, Miss Libro, reads aloud, Tyrone usually finds something better to do, like making paper airplanes. Then, during one of the story sessions something happens: Tyrone starts listening. And once he listens, incredible things occur. Ghosts and dragons fly out of their books and into the classroom, and Ben Franklin st Booklist May 1, 2008 (Vol. 104, No. 17) Grades K-3. Tyrone loves math, lives for science, and is king of the playground. But books—well, he doesn’t really care for them. When his teacher, Miss Libro, reads aloud, Tyrone usually finds something better to do, like making paper airplanes. Then, during one of the story sessions something happens: Tyrone starts listening. And once he listens, incredible things occur. Ghosts and dragons fly out of their books and into the classroom, and Ben Franklin stops by. But best of all is when a pig pops in (perhaps Wilbur from Charlotte’s Web?); Tyrone is crushed when the story is over, and the pig disappears. A search for the pig ends at the library, where the students also find all the other characters they have met before. A combined effort by First Lady Laura Bush and daughter Jenna, the author of Ana’s Story (2007), this purposeful tale gets a real kick from the art. Brunkus, the illustrator of the Junie B. Jones books, offers highly colored pictures that find fun in classroom situations, both real and fantastical. Even nonreaders may be prompted to give books a try. A portion of the proceeds goes to Teach for America and the New Teacher Project. Kirkus Reviews May 1, 2008 The nation's First Librarian and her daughter team up to present a well-meaning salute to the pleasures of reading. Like so many bright, active boys, Tyrone doesn't "despise" books; he just doesn't "prefer them"--until one day he actually listens during storytime and from then on he's hooked. In fact, when Miss Libro reads now, the characters from her stories physically manifest in the classroom. Brunkus depicts a genially multicultural group of kids, whose eyes widen in amazement as first ghost, then Ben Franklin then a pig pop out of Miss Libro's books. While appealing, the logic behind the characters' appearance never comes clear; the kids' stupefaction at the pig's disappearance at the end of its book is likewise unconvincing. The text displays a keen understanding of the psyche of the nonreading child, but it's unlikely to win any of them over with its muddied message. A portion of the proceeds from the purchase of this book go to Teach for America and The New Teacher Project; perhaps those nurtured by these organizations can work on effectively converting reluctant readers. (Picture book. 5-8) Publishers Weekly May 26, 2008 When his homeroom teacher, Miss Libro, reads aloud each day, Tyrone stubbornly ignores each story. He flies paper planes or pokes at his shoe with a pencil. One day, Tyrone actually listens, and he's amazed. Book characters spring to life, right in the classroom, and disappear when the book ends. There are people who will love this book. After all, it addresses a problem seen across the country: many children, especially boys, choose not to read because they see books as dull. The story line of a misunderstood character who learns an important lesson and is eventually able to succeed in school is a common, and often beautiful, trajectory in children's literature. The illustrator is loved for her work with the popular Junie B. Jones series. And the authors! The authors are sincere in their love of reading--plus, they are famous. But good intentions are not the same as a good book. The message here is that something magical happens when readers are drawn into the lives of characters. Ironically, Tyrone, the main character and narrator, never does come to life. We do not empathize with Tyrone because he's a conglomerate of traits that do not fit easily in the same person. To begin with, although Tyrone is a braggart and a self-described class clown, he sounds like Laura Bush. Here is Tyrone describing a chapter-book pig that comes to life in his classroom: "He was dirty and disorganized. He ate the most grotesque combination of leftover school lunches." Tyrone promptly joins his classmates in teaching the pig table manners--not exactly what one might expect of a ruffian who tyrannizes the school. Even Tyrone's age is unclear. Although he struts like a teenager, solves algebraic equations and towers over kindergartners, the books his teacher recommends--among them Curious George and The Cat in the Hat--suggest an audience of five- or six-year-olds, and indeed, when the class gathers at Miss Libro's knee for story hour, they appear to be first-graders. Brunkus's participation notwithstanding, the authors are not willing to let Tyrone be disobedient and difficult the way Junie B. Jones can be. They don't really want him to do his own thing with that pig. Theirs is a world where everything is in its place. Tyrone's mother gardens, his father plays catch, and his genius friend looks like a nerd. In the books his teacher reads aloud, princes save princesses. On opening day, the bulletin board promotes good manners, and the central display in the classroom is always a list of rules: always raise your hand, follow all directions. As Tyrone comes to love books, he loses his spunk, taming the pig of his bad manners--and personality--just as the school has tamed him. Tyrone turns from the class clown to the bearer of moral lessons. In the end, this is the book's central problem. In its world of regiment and order, there is never room for a wild rumpus. Lucy Calkins, the Robinson Professor of Children's Literature at Teachers College, Columbia University, is also the founding director of the Teachers College Reading and Writing Project, and the director of the Literacy Specialist Program at Teachers College. Copyright 2008 Reed Business Information. School Library Journal June 1, 2008 Gr 1-3-This book begins on an odd note, as Tyrone Brown proclaims: "I'm a professional student and class clown." A primary-grade audience will be clueless as to what "professional student" means, and adults will be puzzled as to how a child can fall into that category. Tyrone explains that he enjoys science and math, but that books are "so last year" and that "the library is a boring place" with "stinky pages." He sits with his back to his teacher and colors on his shoe as she reads. Disappointed that the class is listening to the story instead of being awed by his "spaceship" (a paper airplane), Tyrone decides to listen, for a change. He not only discovers that he likes stories, but also that the characters emerge from the books. When Miss Libro reads about a pig, it pops off the page, and the children fall in love with it. However, after she finishes reading the book, the porker vanishes, and the children find all of the characters in the library. Tyrone's abrupt conversion is unlikely, as is his equally sudden ability to indulge in flights of fancy. Brunkus's bright and cheerful watercolor art features a multiethnic cast with expressive faces and energetic body language. Celebrity authorship and intriguing art will draw children to this entry, but for stories that combine fantasy with more logical plot development, stay with Carmen Deedy's The Library Dragon (Peachtree, 1994) or David McPhail's Edward and the Pirates (Little, Brown, 1997).-Grace Oliff, Ann Blanche Smith School, Hillsdale, NJ Copyright 2008 Reed Business Information.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Collin Powell

    Read All About It is a picture book by Laura Bush and Jenna Bush. This story is about a kid named Tyrone Brown who didn't like to read but one day in class his teacher started reading a book about astronauts and everything changed. The characters in the books that his teacher read would come alive and interact with the rest of the students, but once she closed the book the characters were gone. The students were so sad when the characters left that they went searching for them. The very last pla Read All About It is a picture book by Laura Bush and Jenna Bush. This story is about a kid named Tyrone Brown who didn't like to read but one day in class his teacher started reading a book about astronauts and everything changed. The characters in the books that his teacher read would come alive and interact with the rest of the students, but once she closed the book the characters were gone. The students were so sad when the characters left that they went searching for them. The very last place they looked was the library and sure enough they were all there. Tyrone is someone I could personally relate to. I also liked the illustrations, especially the pages where it showed the characters coming out of the book. This is would be a great book for students that are hesitant about reading.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Karen

    Blah. Oh, wait -- not enough words. This book doesn't have a bad concept, but there is an art to writing books, especially children's books, that is sadly lacking here. The heavy-handed message is correct: Reading doesn't have to be boring. The irony is, reading this book IS boring. Blah. Oh, wait -- not enough words. This book doesn't have a bad concept, but there is an art to writing books, especially children's books, that is sadly lacking here. The heavy-handed message is correct: Reading doesn't have to be boring. The irony is, reading this book IS boring.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Stefanie Burns

    Excellent illustrations, vibrant and clear. All of a sudden books are engaging and the characters come alive for him. This might confuse younger children- they may take the words literally and expect the characters to be physically in the library.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Rhayne

    Read all about it! By Laura and Jenna Bush appears, at first glance, to be a well-constructed story but later proves too stereotypical. This story of a young well liked boy by the name of Tyrone Brown whose curiosity eventually leads him to a fondness for books and the characters they share with us initially seems like a creative avenue of exploration, but upon further examination proves to be so cookie-cutter you won’t be able to wash the layer of sugar from your teeth. Tyrone is a young boy w Read all about it! By Laura and Jenna Bush appears, at first glance, to be a well-constructed story but later proves too stereotypical. This story of a young well liked boy by the name of Tyrone Brown whose curiosity eventually leads him to a fondness for books and the characters they share with us initially seems like a creative avenue of exploration, but upon further examination proves to be so cookie-cutter you won’t be able to wash the layer of sugar from your teeth. Tyrone is a young boy who loves for science, “clowning around” and socializing leads him to…rule the school? The language used when describing Tyrone’s attitude toward his status in the school, along with his attitude toward his teacher, feels bratty and superficial; similar to the commentary seen on any reality television show popular today. Not to mention the description of his classmates goes beyond the realm of social-categorization, because we all know the kid with glasses is a physics genius. I do however see why these stereotypes were put in place, because truthfully if the boy wasn’t curious he wouldn’t go and seek adventure through literature in the way he does. Yet, I still found the way the characters come to life before his eyes and his search for his pig friend to be conventional. How many times do the characters have to tangibly become alive for these children? Why does having an active imagination have to be presented in reality when in fact is takes us from reality, or do I simply not understand what it means to have an active imagination? Now I am not trying to suggest that this book isn’t a good attempt at what a professional clean children’s book should look like because it is, the illustrations alone hold a carefully orchestrated tone, but it isn’t an exponential example of what a children’s book should be. Due to its simple lack of imagination I give this book three out of five stars.

  8. 4 out of 5

    Robert Beveridge

    Laura and Jenna Bush, Read All About It! (HarperCollins, 2008) Surprisingly cute little book dedicated to the promotion of literacy in reading-resistant kids (mostly boys, which should be no surprise), though it does beg the question: how do you get reading-resistant kids to approach literacy by, well, reading a book? Be that as it may, however, Read All About It! takes the standard bait we bibliophiles dangle in front of non-readers—that books can take you all kinds of places your feet (or car o Laura and Jenna Bush, Read All About It! (HarperCollins, 2008) Surprisingly cute little book dedicated to the promotion of literacy in reading-resistant kids (mostly boys, which should be no surprise), though it does beg the question: how do you get reading-resistant kids to approach literacy by, well, reading a book? Be that as it may, however, Read All About It! takes the standard bait we bibliophiles dangle in front of non-readers—that books can take you all kinds of places your feet (or car or etc.) can't—and makes it literal in an absurdly funny way. When a habitual non-reader's teacher starts reading books aloud to the class, and he starts paying attention, the class starts getting visitors from the books, ranging from Ben Franklin to a cute little pig. Where it crosses the line into true silliness, though, is that when the teacher is through with the pig book, the pig disappears, and non-reading-boy organizes a band of his friends to find it. (Yeah, I thought the visitors were in his head, too, until then.) Adults will know where the pig is from moment one, but kids, especially of the non-reading variety, will love the mystery aspect of it the first time around. I know a lot of adults who refuse to re-read mystery novels because “the mystery has been spoiled” the second time around, but I don't think kids see it that way; still, you might want to pull it from the library and try its re-read cache out with your tot before shelling out for a copy. Still, a fun book both adults and kids will get a kick out of, unless your political ideology refuses to allow you to. *** ½

  9. 5 out of 5

    Jessica Sommers

    This book is about a little boy named Tyrone who claims that he rules the school and that he is a “professional student". However, the one thing he does not like about school is reading. One day while they were all reading a story as a class something different happened to him, he started seeing books differently. The more he listened to the books, the realer they became! All of a sudden he began to love reading! The book goes on about all the adventures he comes across from the stories they are This book is about a little boy named Tyrone who claims that he rules the school and that he is a “professional student". However, the one thing he does not like about school is reading. One day while they were all reading a story as a class something different happened to him, he started seeing books differently. The more he listened to the books, the realer they became! All of a sudden he began to love reading! The book goes on about all the adventures he comes across from the stories they are reading during class. The teacher had been reading from a chapter book about a pig. The students did not like the ending of the book, so they went on an adventure to solve the mystery of the ending. The story ends with the students going on one last adventure and find a room with all of the characters from the books in it! Overall, I thought was a good book. I love how the illustrations went along with the story. I thought the entire book was very entertaining and exciting! This would be a great book to read in the classroom to encourage students that reading can be fun and that it is more than just words.

  10. 5 out of 5

    Brenda

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. Tyrone doesn't seem to excited about reading. Lucky for him, he has Miss Libro who loves to read to children. While reading a story about an astronaut Tyrone becomes intrigued and is slowly drawn to the stories. As Miss Libro presents each story, the children's imagination grows and grows with characters just popping off the page and making their way around the room. When Miss Libro finishes one of her dearly loved stories about a pig and closes the book the class determine that their beloved pi Tyrone doesn't seem to excited about reading. Lucky for him, he has Miss Libro who loves to read to children. While reading a story about an astronaut Tyrone becomes intrigued and is slowly drawn to the stories. As Miss Libro presents each story, the children's imagination grows and grows with characters just popping off the page and making their way around the room. When Miss Libro finishes one of her dearly loved stories about a pig and closes the book the class determine that their beloved pig is gone. They then decide to solve the case of the missing pig which eventually leads them to the library where they are greeted by all of the characters from the stories that were read. This story has a lovely moral of "you never know who you are going to meet when you look in a book!" Just love the story and the message. The illustrations by Denise Brunkus are adorable and inviting to children. It sums up my reasons for reading as well.

  11. 5 out of 5

    Janina

    This story is about a young boy named Tyrone. He is the class clown and rules the school. He loves all of the subjects except for one...reading. He does not like it. One day though that all changes when during story time he actually decides to listen. All of a sudden the characters are appearing in class. Every story brings a new person. One specifically loved character is the little pig from the book his teacher is reading, but as soon as the story is over Porky disappears. Tyrone and his frien This story is about a young boy named Tyrone. He is the class clown and rules the school. He loves all of the subjects except for one...reading. He does not like it. One day though that all changes when during story time he actually decides to listen. All of a sudden the characters are appearing in class. Every story brings a new person. One specifically loved character is the little pig from the book his teacher is reading, but as soon as the story is over Porky disappears. Tyrone and his friends are now on the search for Porky and it leads Tyrone to the one place he has never been before... the library. In the end he not only finds Porky and all those characters, but a love for reading. I loved this book. It was funny and full of imagination. This book can be used to help draw in those hard to reach readers.

  12. 4 out of 5

    Madeline Clements

    I loved this book! I have always been a fan of reading and going to the library and this book encourages that. I like how the book characters come to life in this story. It is a great book to read to a class!

  13. 4 out of 5

    Laura

    Tyrone rules the school, every place except the library - he doesn't like books, in his own words, "books are So last year." That all changes one day during story hour when an unexpected visitor arrives. I was interested to read this book because I saw it advertised on TV and saw who the authors were. I really liked how on the chalkboard there would be tributes to famous childrens books and how it changed every time you turned the page (Also, the rules changed on a daily basis) While this book ha Tyrone rules the school, every place except the library - he doesn't like books, in his own words, "books are So last year." That all changes one day during story hour when an unexpected visitor arrives. I was interested to read this book because I saw it advertised on TV and saw who the authors were. I really liked how on the chalkboard there would be tributes to famous childrens books and how it changed every time you turned the page (Also, the rules changed on a daily basis) While this book had a lovely message and pretty illustrations I was not overly impressed. I thought it was a nice book, but not one that a young child would want to read again and again. *Taken from my book reviews blog: http://reviewsatmse.blogspot.com/2008...

  14. 4 out of 5

    Karen Jenks

    I love this book because it is about a little boy that thinks he is good at everything, that is real. He refuses to go into the library to get a book or listen to the teacherr read, until that one day he notices that everyone is enjoying the book that is being read. I like this because as a teacher I have to also encountered too many times the child that exhibits these behaviors about books. It seems that there is not enought time to enjoy a good book in these young childrens lives. They are bei I love this book because it is about a little boy that thinks he is good at everything, that is real. He refuses to go into the library to get a book or listen to the teacherr read, until that one day he notices that everyone is enjoying the book that is being read. I like this because as a teacher I have to also encountered too many times the child that exhibits these behaviors about books. It seems that there is not enought time to enjoy a good book in these young childrens lives. They are being pulled evey other way with actvities or they would rather play video games or watch TV. I am definately going to use this book during the first few days of school this year, and I would recommend it for other elementary teachers to use.

  15. 4 out of 5

    Hailey

    This is a book about how kids learn to love reading and how reading comes alive once you just let yourself read. The library can be a scary place but that is where all fictional and non fictional characters live to tell us stories. I really enjoyed this book because I love that it is written by the first lady and her daughter to encourage students to read. When someone in the public eye encourages reading then it will spread like wildfire. I also really like how easy this book was to read. I woul This is a book about how kids learn to love reading and how reading comes alive once you just let yourself read. The library can be a scary place but that is where all fictional and non fictional characters live to tell us stories. I really enjoyed this book because I love that it is written by the first lady and her daughter to encourage students to read. When someone in the public eye encourages reading then it will spread like wildfire. I also really like how easy this book was to read. I would use this in my classroom at the beginning of the year to encourage a love for reading so hopefully I won't have problems with students not reading during class. I think this book is such a cute way to show students what reading is actually like and that is actually cool.

  16. 4 out of 5

    Suzanne Moore

    I read this to 1st graders when they came on a visit to tour the public library. They loved it and where able to predict where Tyrone's pig went! They mentioned other pig stories ... chapter books ... where a pig(s) served as the main character. Charlotte's Web, Quentin Corn, and True Story of the Three Little Pigs I read this to 1st graders when they came on a visit to tour the public library. They loved it and where able to predict where Tyrone's pig went! They mentioned other pig stories ... chapter books ... where a pig(s) served as the main character. Charlotte's Web, Quentin Corn, and True Story of the Three Little Pigs

  17. 4 out of 5

    Kaitlyn

    This book is about your typical class clown- Tyrone Brown. Everything changes when he decides to listen to his teacher while she reads a story about astronauts. Ever since that moment every book his teacher, Ms. Libro read came to life. When trying to solve a mystery their imaginations go wild of all the possibilities. Tyrone ends up loving to read because he can go anywhere at anytime. I would recommend this book to any child from kindergarten to 4th grade. I would read this book to my class if This book is about your typical class clown- Tyrone Brown. Everything changes when he decides to listen to his teacher while she reads a story about astronauts. Ever since that moment every book his teacher, Ms. Libro read came to life. When trying to solve a mystery their imaginations go wild of all the possibilities. Tyrone ends up loving to read because he can go anywhere at anytime. I would recommend this book to any child from kindergarten to 4th grade. I would read this book to my class if I thought they had a hard time listening or reading. It might encourage them to explore what their minds can do.

  18. 5 out of 5

    Ruth

    Tyrone rules the school--the playground, math class, and science. But he doesn't like reading...until strange visitors stop by the classroom during story time. While listening to a book about the Founding Fathers, Benjamin Franklin stepped into the classroom, flying a kite.When a favorite book about a pig ends, the pig disappears and Tyrone and his friends head out of the classroom to find him--and they end up in the library. Cute story, excellent illustrations. I think kids would relate to the c Tyrone rules the school--the playground, math class, and science. But he doesn't like reading...until strange visitors stop by the classroom during story time. While listening to a book about the Founding Fathers, Benjamin Franklin stepped into the classroom, flying a kite.When a favorite book about a pig ends, the pig disappears and Tyrone and his friends head out of the classroom to find him--and they end up in the library. Cute story, excellent illustrations. I think kids would relate to the characters, setting, and situation.

  19. 4 out of 5

    Jackie

    Tyrone Brown rules the school, or so he thinks. Every day when Ms. Libro reads out loud to the class, he is SO bored. That is until one day he realized he actually liked storytime. Characters came alive and visited the classroom. When the book was finished, Tyrone and his classmates were sad that the characters had disappeared...or did they? Well, imagine that, they were right there inside a good book, in a place Tyrone never bothered to visit: the library! Wonderfully expressive illustration Tyrone Brown rules the school, or so he thinks. Every day when Ms. Libro reads out loud to the class, he is SO bored. That is until one day he realized he actually liked storytime. Characters came alive and visited the classroom. When the book was finished, Tyrone and his classmates were sad that the characters had disappeared...or did they? Well, imagine that, they were right there inside a good book, in a place Tyrone never bothered to visit: the library! Wonderfully expressive illustrations and hidden, magical messages adorn each and every page.

  20. 5 out of 5

    Ruth Ann

    Former first lady, Laura Bush, and her daughter join forces to tell the story of Tyrone, a boy who loves math, science, and the monkey bars, but avoids the library. Things change when characters start coming to life as his teacher reads aloud. Kids learn that you "never know who you'll meet" in the books at the library! I especially enjoyed the classroom posters and the posted reading lists as the titles are all familiar, kid favorites! The illustrator, Denise Brunkus, is a favorite of children Former first lady, Laura Bush, and her daughter join forces to tell the story of Tyrone, a boy who loves math, science, and the monkey bars, but avoids the library. Things change when characters start coming to life as his teacher reads aloud. Kids learn that you "never know who you'll meet" in the books at the library! I especially enjoyed the classroom posters and the posted reading lists as the titles are all familiar, kid favorites! The illustrator, Denise Brunkus, is a favorite of children as she is also the artist for the Junie B. Jones series.

  21. 4 out of 5

    Kala

    My favorite children's book of all time. Thought maybe it was a children's book to be enjoyed by adults, but a class of 1st graders certainly let me know I had underestimated them. My children had always enjoyed the book, but I thought it was my excitement reflecting off them. The class loved all the hidden messages just as much as I did. I just get giddy when the story, illustrations, and message flows over every generation and draws them in. This is just a book that leaves you feeling good--an My favorite children's book of all time. Thought maybe it was a children's book to be enjoyed by adults, but a class of 1st graders certainly let me know I had underestimated them. My children had always enjoyed the book, but I thought it was my excitement reflecting off them. The class loved all the hidden messages just as much as I did. I just get giddy when the story, illustrations, and message flows over every generation and draws them in. This is just a book that leaves you feeling good--and good about books!! What else is there to say?

  22. 4 out of 5

    Kyla Ramirez (Hyden)

    This book would be great to read to emergent readers. It addresses the important task of motivating students to read. In this story, the main character, Tyrone, doesn't like books, and he will not even go into the library, claiming he would rather play outside and do things that are "real," but this changes when his teacher starts reading aloud to the class stories that interest Tyrone. By the end of the book, he realizes just how fun reading can be, because, "You never know who you are going to This book would be great to read to emergent readers. It addresses the important task of motivating students to read. In this story, the main character, Tyrone, doesn't like books, and he will not even go into the library, claiming he would rather play outside and do things that are "real," but this changes when his teacher starts reading aloud to the class stories that interest Tyrone. By the end of the book, he realizes just how fun reading can be, because, "You never know who you are going to meet when you look in a book."

  23. 4 out of 5

    Jenny

    Cute story about a young boy who would rather even pull weeds with his Mom than read!!!Yikes but as the story goes on he has a wonderful teacher who seems to be able to bring books to life AND he actually searches for one of the characters that comes to life in his classroom. Guess where he finally finds this beloved character......in the library and his love for reading grows!!!Yeah I love happy endings and this book as well!

  24. 4 out of 5

    Teri

    Laura Bush signed my copy of this book last year at Vromans. Met her quickly as we were ushered through the line. Very beautiful and nice lady (what I ascertained from my 30 second meeting ;)) Cute book I read tonight to my daughter. Loved the names of the various teachers and workers at the school. Guess where Ms. Gravy works? Encourages children to read and to go to the library. Colorful, detailed illustrations.

  25. 4 out of 5

    Noah

    This is a fun little book about a boy that doesn't like to read. There are a million things that he would rather do than read until one day a boo about astronauts opens up his eyes to all of the adventures books contain. This book is appropriate for grades K-2. I give this book 4 out of 5 stars for its illustrations and themes of adventure and trying new things. I think this book would be useful for reluctant readers. This is a fun little book about a boy that doesn't like to read. There are a million things that he would rather do than read until one day a boo about astronauts opens up his eyes to all of the adventures books contain. This book is appropriate for grades K-2. I give this book 4 out of 5 stars for its illustrations and themes of adventure and trying new things. I think this book would be useful for reluctant readers.

  26. 4 out of 5

    LeAnne

    Cute with enticing illustrations. Lots of signs and posters including ones that list favorite books the kids will recognize (different on every page). But there was just a little too much telling and explaining, which made me wonder about how it got published. Celebrity book. Oh, well. I agree 100% with the goal of getting kids excited about reading, and my grandkids picked it for bedtime reading.

  27. 5 out of 5

    Julie

    This will fit into a storytime with the theme of libraries or may be used in libraries and schools. I believe this book will get a lot of attention and read-aloud time simply due to the Bush authors but I think there are many better picture books that promote reading and libraries to children. I can see me using in my library programs but it is not my favorite book on the subject.

  28. 5 out of 5

    Mandy J. Hoffman

    Tyrone Brown is a boy who thinks reading is "so last year", but he soon gets in on an adventure that shows him otherwise. Read All About It brings out the fun you can have with your imagination and a good book put together. A fun and upbeat story that will encourage young minds to explore the world of books. Tyrone Brown is a boy who thinks reading is "so last year", but he soon gets in on an adventure that shows him otherwise. Read All About It brings out the fun you can have with your imagination and a good book put together. A fun and upbeat story that will encourage young minds to explore the world of books.

  29. 4 out of 5

    Vicki

    What a great book about a boy named Tyrone. He is the class clown and thinks that he is too cool for the library. But when Ms. Libro introduces him to the world of books and opens his mind up to the great characters you meet in books, Tyrone starts to re-think his feelings for the library. Loved the story and illustrations. Great book for children just starting school.

  30. 5 out of 5

    Sheniece

    There will be times when you will have that student that isn't interested in books. This story would be perfect to read to a child so that he/she can see the power of reading books and how you can read books that interest you. This book is so awesome because it helps a child who doesn't like to read become excited about reading. There will be times when you will have that student that isn't interested in books. This story would be perfect to read to a child so that he/she can see the power of reading books and how you can read books that interest you. This book is so awesome because it helps a child who doesn't like to read become excited about reading.

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