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I Want My Book Back

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Daryl loves the dinosaur book he checked out from the library; it takes him on roaring, stomping dinosaur adventures! But when Daryl has to return it, he'll do anything to get his favorite book back.

Selected to Bank Street College of Education's list of Best Children's Books of the Year!

"A splendid story about the satisfaction that comes from sharing joy (and dinosaurs) with others."--Booklist

"Emotions run high in this volume about a child's deep attachment giving way to sharing... Elbee's take on the emotional attachment that readers form with books feels apt, and a final portrait of Daryl discovering that books can be shared pays ample tribute to libraries." -- Publishers Weekly

"The book's fun illustrations emphasize Daryl's big and scary emotions, including distress, grumpiness, rage, and despair; solace is to be found only somewhere unexpected: in sharing."--Foreward Reviews

Daryl loves to play with his favorite library book about dinosaurs. His imagination takes him to prehistoric places, and he pretends to be a triceratops, microraptor, and even a T. rex! But Daryl does not want to share his book, so when he has to return it to the library, Daryl goes wild. Using all of his dinosaur skills, Daryl tries his best to get his book back! But when a clever librarian notices Daryl's passion, she encourages him to share his favorite book and make some new friends along the way. This playful, silly, funny, tale about reading, books, and sharing is sure to be a hit with any child.

ISBN-13: 9781499811742

Media Type: Hardcover

Publisher: Little Bee Books

Publication Date: 03-01-2022

Pages: 32

Product Dimensions: 11.20h x 8.70w x 0.40d

Age Range: 3 - 6 Years

Viviane Elbee has always loved libraries and books, beginning with the tales of "Petit Ours Brun" (Little Brown Bear), which she quickly learned to share with her sisters. I WANT MY BOOK BACK is Viviane's second book, following her authorial debut, TEACH YOUR GIRAFFE TO SKI. She currently lives in North Carolina with her husband and two book-devouring dinos.

Nicole Miles was a card designer for Hallmark for years before becoming a full-time freelancer in 2020. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, BuzzFeed, and David Fickling Books, among others. Her graphic novel Barbara was nominated for an Eisner Award in 2017. She lives in West Yorkshire (UK) with her pet snake and human boyfriend.