Sunday, July 29, 2012

Do You Know Dewey?

Do You Know Dewey?: Exploring the Dewey Decimal System
Brian P. Cleary

            Most children probably think the Dewey decimal system is boring. This book takes children through their library and explains everything in colorful detail. It talks about how the system got started and then goes through each set of numbers and explains, in easy to understand language, what types of books you can find. The illustrations are fun and add well to each explanation.  As each section is talked about the illustrations fill the page with visuals. The rhyming verses help commit the topics to memory and make the book more entertaining to read. At the end of the book is a page that describes the system in more detail and gives instructions on how to find a particular book at the library. The author took something that could potentially be very boring to children and made it fun while still being educational. This is a must have for any school library and would be a good addition to any home with book lovers as well.
This book is for ages 7 to 10.

I received this book free of charge from Children's Literature in exchange for my honest review.

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