Read All About It!
by Laura Bush
and Jenna Bush Hager
Illustrated by Denise Brunkus
Tyrone Brown is popular at school. He is full of confidence and
energy. Tyrone likes math, science and sports. What he
doesn't particularly like --- books. Then one day, everything
changes. When his teacher reads aloud, the characters suddenly
come alive. Books are more than books. Reading is a door
into other worlds -- worlds of science, history, ghosts and dragons,
fantasy and mysteries. These are worlds that interest
In READ ALL ABOUT IT!, authors Laura Bush and Jenna Bush Hager team
together to share their love of reading with younger readers.
Bright, enthusiastic illustrations by Denise Brunkus, illustrator for
the noted Junie B. Jones series, accompany the text. Both image
and words work together to create a world full of imagination.
Authors and illustrator both share with children the essential joy of
reading. Despite the authors' family high profile in political
circles, READ ALL ABOUT IT!
is not a book about politics nor does it have a political bias. READ ALL ABOUT IT! is a book about
reading plain and simple.
Even though Tyrone narrates the book, the first few pages have more of
a feel of a teacher's perspective than that of a child or reluctant
reader. As the story progresses, however, the authors quickly
move forward into the heart of their story. Once they focus on
books, the joy of reading takes over. READ ALL ABOUT IT! is a
book to share with young children who have not yet discovered the magic
of books. READ ALL ABOUT IT! goes beyond the stereotypes of books
to show the vast variety of topics available, topics to fit every
need. Parents sharing this book with children or grandchildren
might find this book a very good catalyst for discovering what kinds of
books to choose for reluctant readers.
READ ALL ABOUT IT! is not just a book for reluctant readers but also a
book for avid readers as well. READ ALL ABOUT IT! would make a great
gift for teachers and librarians as well as for adult avid readers with
a taste for children's books. So few books capture so well the
absolute magic of reading. As an adult reader who has loved books
all my life, I felt Laura Bush and Jenna Bush Hager boiled the beauty
of books down to the most essential fun aspect of them. This book
would make a fun, whimsical gift for book club members and those dear
friends with whom one share a love of books. Most of all, as an
adult, I would love to give this book to my first grade teacher who
taught me the wonderful gift of reading. Most of all, READ ALL
ABOUT IT! is a book to share with all sorts of readers, reluctant and
(June 22, 2010)