{"id":3636308423,"title":"Excuse Me, I'm Trying to Read!","handle":"excuse-me-im-trying-to-read","description":"\u003c!-- - - - - - - - ENTER AUTHOR\/ILLUSTRATOR INFO BELOW - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eBy: \u003ca href=\"http:\/\/www.charlesbridge.com\/pages\/mary-jo-amani-lehla-eldridge\" title=\"Mary Jo Amani \u0026amp; Lehla Eldridge bio\"\u003eMary Jo Amani\u003c\/a\u003e \/ Illustrated by: \u003ca href=\"http:\/\/www.charlesbridge.com\/pages\/mary-jo-amani-lehla-eldridge\" title=\"Mary Jo Amani \u0026amp; Lehla Eldridge bio\"\u003eLehla Eldridge\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - ENTER HEADING BELOW - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003eWinner of the NAESP Children's Book Competition Picture Book Category\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - ENTER DESCRIPTION BELOW - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eWhen a young girl tries to read surrounded by elephants, lions, monkeys and zebras, she is surprised, scared, and amused. When the animals want to read, the tables are turned. A fun-filled picture book that will earn giggles and laughs from children of all ages.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - - - ENTER RECOMMENDATIONS BELOW - - - - - - - -- - - --\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"recommended-books\"\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eIf you like this book, you’ll enjoy these:\u003cbr\u003e\u003ca href=\"http:\/\/www.charlesbridge.com\/products\/lola-at-the-library\" title=\"Lola at the Library\"\u003eLola at the Library\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003ca href=\"http:\/\/www.charlesbridge.com\/products\/lola-loves-stories\" title=\"Lola Loves Stories\"\u003eLola Loves Stories\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003ca href=\"http:\/\/www.charlesbridge.com\/products\/lola-reads-to-leo\" title=\"Lola Reads to Leo\"\u003eLola Reads to Leo\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - - - START OF TABS - - - - - - - -- - - --\u003e [TABS]\n\u003ch5\u003eLook Inside\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cimg class=\"cvr-border-gray\" style=\"display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;\" src=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0750\/0101\/files\/excuse-me-im-trying-to-read-spread.jpg?2330300373157379760\"\u003e\u003c!-- Please call pinit.js only once per page --\u003e\u003cscript src=\"\/\/assets.pinterest.com\/js\/pinit.js\" data-pin-hover=\"true\" data-pin-height=\"32\" data-pin-shape=\"round\" defer async=\"\" type=\"text\/javascript\"\u003e\u003c\/script\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - - - ENTER AUTHOR BIO BELOW - - - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eAuthor \u0026amp; Illustrator\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eMary Jo Amani, author\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eMary Jo Amani writes poetry and children's books. She is founder of Librospara Ninos\/Books for Kids Africa, a non-profit organization that promotes the joy of reading in Nicaragua and Mozambique.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - ENTER ILLUSTRATOR BIO BELOW - - - - - - - - - - - --\u003e \u003cbr\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eLehla Eldridge, illustrator\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eLehla Eldridge wrote and illustrated \u003cem\u003eThe South African Illustrated Cookbook\u003c\/em\u003e and \u003cem\u003eThe Lovely Book for Wonderful Women\u003c\/em\u003e.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ca href=\"http:\/\/www.charlesbridge.com\/pages\/mary-jo-amani-lehla-eldridge\" title=\"Mary Jo Amani \u0026amp; Lehla Eldridge bio\"\u003eRead more\u003c\/a\u003e about Mary Jo \u0026amp; Lehla.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - ENTER AWARDS \u0026 HONORS BELOW - - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eAwards \u0026amp; Honors\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eBank Street College of Education's Best Children's Books of the Year\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - ENTER REVIEWS BELOW - - - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eEditorial Reviews\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cblockquote\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ci\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eKirkus Reviews\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/i\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eCurious animals continually disrupt a young African girl's attempts to read.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eBut who would try to read while sitting in a crocodile's mouth or lying on a rhino's back? 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And what if a dung beetle wants to join you? This series of silly situations is sure to appeal to those who enjoy the absurd. Sprayed by an elephant and squeezed by a snake, the girl never gets all the way through her book--the very same one that is in readers' hands. The patterned text and repetition of the title line make this both an engaging read-aloud and a good choice for an early reader. Eldridge's double-page illustrations appear to have been computer generated using a variety of styles-line drawings, collage and watercolor texture-and savannah colors. Though rough, they are realistic enough to allow for animal identification. ...A crowd-pleasing celebration of reading...\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/blockquote\u003e\n\u003cblockquote\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ci\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eLearning Magazine\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/i\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eEver try to read with an African ibis clawing your hair? 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Excuse Me, I'm Trying to Read!

By: Mary Jo Amani / Illustrated by: Lehla Eldridge

Winner of the NAESP Children's Book Competition Picture Book Category

When a young girl tries to read surrounded by elephants, lions, monkeys and zebras, she is surprised, scared, and amused. When the animals want to read, the tables are turned. A fun-filled picture book that will earn giggles and laughs from children of all ages.

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Mary Jo Amani, author

Mary Jo Amani writes poetry and children's books. She is founder of Librospara Ninos/Books for Kids Africa, a non-profit organization that promotes the joy of reading in Nicaragua and Mozambique.


Lehla Eldridge, illustrator

Lehla Eldridge wrote and illustrated The South African Illustrated Cookbook and The Lovely Book for Wonderful Women.

 

Read more about Mary Jo & Lehla.

  • Bank Street College of Education's Best Children's Books of the Year

Kirkus Reviews

Curious animals continually disrupt a young African girl's attempts to read.

But who would try to read while sitting in a crocodile's mouth or lying on a rhino's back? And what if a dung beetle wants to join you? This series of silly situations is sure to appeal to those who enjoy the absurd. Sprayed by an elephant and squeezed by a snake, the girl never gets all the way through her book--the very same one that is in readers' hands. The patterned text and repetition of the title line make this both an engaging read-aloud and a good choice for an early reader. Eldridge's double-page illustrations appear to have been computer generated using a variety of styles-line drawings, collage and watercolor texture-and savannah colors. Though rough, they are realistic enough to allow for animal identification. ...A crowd-pleasing celebration of reading...

Learning Magazine

Ever try to read with an African ibis clawing your hair? Take a romp through the improbable obstacles that might keep a girl from reading. Despite a jungle full of challenges, this book's cute conclusion is sure to tickle your readers. Just for fun, challenge your students to pretend they're in the Arctic or on a mountaintop and have them come up with their own hilarious hurdles to reading.

Paperback
ISBN: 978-1-93413-352-1

E-book PDF
ISBN: 978-1-60734-464-3

Ages: 3-7
Page count: 32
8 x 9 3/4