The wonderful Teacher-Librarian Ms Brisco introduces Penelope to the idea of a book doctor. There are plenty of books in the library in need of tender care and attention. Torn pages, dog-eared corners, dirty covers and pages that have been squished as the book is crammed on to a shelf. Penelope learns all the special skills needed to heal the books and the reader will hear the important library messages about book care.
There are a set of teaching notes available for this book. I especially like the song that is included with these lesson ideas. I was not surprised to read that the author was once a Teacher-Librarian herself.
This is not a serious book or perhaps even a memorable one but it is great fun and I am looking forward to sharing it with the children in my library over the coming weeks.