cbr14bingo Birds Level 2 (see the lady with the feathers and adorable birds around her. It’s my favorite image)
Leopold is a goat who loves reading books (after learning not to eat them) and like any good bookstore owner, he knows the stock at his bookstore, able to find the perfect book for each person who enters. Of course, when another goat arrives, he eats the books and nothing Leopold does will stop him! Or is there a way to get the book to the goat and not in the goat after all?
Books Aren’t for Eating is amusing, clever and a great way to get reluctant readers laughing. The story is about that spark that makes us a reader. Carlie Sorosiak takes a common theme of reading and makes it entertain and just maybe the one book that gets your child hooked on books.
And Manu Montoya illustrates everything with fun images. We see how goats and humans live side-by-side without thinking it odd that a goat not only reads, but runs a bookstore, and has good taste in books (and not just good tasting books). The colors are moderate, while details busily cover the page moving the story along.
Both text and illustrations support each other creating a story for older listeners. Not a lot of traditional “car chase action” might make the less active child engaged, but the humor should capture most ages. Personally, I think this would be a great gift to give to your favorite librarian, library, or even a bookseller. And of course, it is a great book to give to your child to help capture their love of reading.