|Barbara Bottner. Michael Emberley, illus|
|Pages/Publication Date:||34 / 2014|
In this follow-up to Miss Brooks Loves Books! (and I don't), this book for readers 4 to 7 is also about the power of stories. Missy loves her librarian, Miss Brooks, and she loves to go to Miss Brooks's before-school story time—despite having to walk past Billy Toomey's house to get there. Billy always steals her hat and jeers, "I'm going to get you!" Then one rainy (and hatless) day, Miss Brooks changes story hour to storytelling hour, and Missy imagines a tale with a fearsome pet—one that might get that Billy Toomey off her back once and for all. Barbara Bottner's rollicking tale is set with Michael Emberley's expressive and hilarious cartoons.
"Emberley's cartoons detail imaginary reptiles and fearful children with equal panache. The story introduces some elements of fiction writing, such as plot, action, and endings. Elementary-aged readers will identify with the classroom dynamics."—School Library Journal