Schema: librarians, borrowing books
Text-to-Text Connections: My Librarian is a Camel: How Books are Brought to Children Around the World by Margriet Ruurs and That Book Woman by Heather Henson
Miss Dorothy and Her Book Mobile by Gloria Houston
Alia’s Mission: Saving the Books of Iraq by Mark Alan Stamaty
What book would you protect and deliver somewhere if you could?
Author’s Note: The author tells us that the book was inspired from a real biblioburro program in Colombia.
Author’s Purpose: To inform and entertain the reader.
Mental Images: Note the scenes where Ana imagines herself in the books she is reading. This is an example of what readers do when they make a mental image while reading. The illustrations help us to see Ana’s mental images as she reads.
Synthesis: Have you ever been inspired by a story you have read to write one of your own? Ana wrote a story for the librarian. If you were to write your own story, what characters would you include? Can you think of characters from books you have read that you really liked and wish there was a sequel to? What are your favorite series books?