Where Are My Books? By Debbie Ridpath Ohi

Published by Simon and Schuster Books for Young Readers

Summary:  Every night, Spencer hears a bedtime story, and every morning, the book is missing.  His parents don’t know where the books are (plus, they’re busy), and he gets in trouble when he accuses his little sister of stealing them.  Finally, he sets a trap by rigging up his stuffed narwhal to one of his books.  In the morning, he follows the narwhal to a clump of bushes where he discovers a squirrel reading the book to his friends and family.  Spencer gets his books back, but he invites the squirrels to come any time to borrow, and the final page shows him reading his favorite book, Night, Night, Narwhal to the squirrels and his sister.  Ages 4-8.

Pros:  Spencer is an ingenious boy who is able to figure out how to solve his own problems.  This would be a great introduction to the whole borrowing-books-from-the-library concept.

Cons:  Those squirrels are nuts.

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