Thursday, June 4, 2009
The Boy who was Raised by Librarians
Melvin lived in the Livingston Public Library.
Well....he didn't really live there. He just spent lots and lots of time there.
He wanted to know a little...no...a lot about everything. He was curious. And the library is a wonderful place to be if a person is curious.
This book is currently on our all time favorites list. Mostly because we love the library and love reading so we can picture ourselves exactly in Melvin's shoes.
He starts visiting the library as soon as he can walk there by himself and he goes every day until he goes away to college.
When he is in first grade, he brings a jar of bugs to show the librarians - he trips and they go everywhere in the library. Izie loves this part because he has tripped carrying his beloved caterpillar and they flew everywhere.
The librarians help Melvin record and catalog his bugs.
Izie catalogued some of his, here's his caterpillar on his finger.
In third grade, Melvin starts a baseball collection that he organizes. The librarians help him store them and show him a price guide on the internet.
JT loves this part because he organizes all his baseball cards just like that.
We love this book and have been re-reading it daily. The library really is one of our favorite places and the boys think it does sometimes seem like they are being raised by librarians (even though mom is a teacher and dad just plain ol' likes being curious.
You'll never guess what Melvin grows up to be......
The Boy who was Raised by Librarians by Carla Morris, illustrated by Brad Sneed