It’s been said that librarians take their love of books to the extreme. In this story, Miss Devine, a bun-wearing bibliophile, has a passion for literacy that reaches new heights. She has actually chewed on a word, claims one small witness to this outrageous event. And as the children gossip in a suspenseful build up, dying to know which word set off this smorgasbord, we discover that Miss Devine has munched her way through the whole library. In the manner of “There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly,” she has downed a book shelf, table, chair, cart, and a copy of Peter Pan trying to chase down this savory assemblage of letters. What is that word?
About the Author
Laurie Lazzaro Knowlton has authored more than thirty-five books. Her best-selling children’s book Why Cowboys Sleep with Their Boots On won the Premier Print Award from Eastman Kodak. Art from another one of her picture books, Red, White, and Blue, has been displayed by the Robert L. and Posy Huebner Collection and was highlighted on Martha Stewart’s radio station. An international speaker, Knowlton loves kicking back on her ranch, Roots ’n Wings.
About the Illustrator
Herb Leonhard has worked as a freelance illustrator and graphic designer specializing in the illustration of children’s books for more than twenty years. He has won numerous awards for his versatile freelance and professional work in both traditional and digital media. He earned a bachelor of fine arts in illustration from the Pacific Northwest College of Art, and he attended Mt. Hood Community College, concentrating in commercial art. Leonhard resides in Prosser, Washington, with his wife and son. He is the illustrator of St. Patrick and the Three Brave Mice, Leonardo’s Monster, A Southern Child’s Garden of Verses, Way Out West On My Little Pony, and A Is for Alliguitar: Musical Alphabeasts, all from Pelican.
I KNOW A LIBRARIAN WHO CHEWED ON A WORD
By Laurie Lazzaro Knowlton
Illustrated by Herb Leonhard
JUVENILE FICTION / Books & Libraries
JUVENILE FICTION / Fairy Tales & Folklore / Adaptations
32 pp. 8 1/2 x 11
31 color illus.