Did you know that the New York Public Library is guarded by two lions? Their names are Patience and Fortitude. Today’s review is about those two lions and their love for children’s literature. Where is our library? is a sequel to “Lost in the Library“. Such a delightful picture book… it was a cute read I’d love to share with a child.
About Where is Our Library
Published by Henry Holt & Co., Where is our Library? features Patience and Fortitude from the New York Public Library. In this their second book Patience and Fortitude are bewildered. Where has their lovely children’s library disappeared to? The Lions are LONGING to read some good stories, but they must suss out where they have been taken. Over the course of 40 children in grades 1 and 2 will be delighted to follow the lions around New York searching for their books.
Stevie Lewis did a marvellous job of illustrating Where is Our Library by Josh Funk. It is part of the series “A Story of Patience and Fortitude”.
Raincoast Books sent me an ARC copy to review.
Lions waking up and roaming through the library! That’s what you’ll find. Then they move out of the library and onto the city streets. As they move along they’ll meet characters and solve a mystery…that of lost books!
Rhyming couplets fill the pages, with a large font making it an easy to read book. It would be so much fun to sit on the floor with a group of children around reading together. Holding it up so the children can follow along easily. It’s a fun read for littles (and their grown-ups too!) 🙂
Since the story happens at night, many of the illustrated pages have a dark background. The pace is fast-moving because lions themselves are fast moving and besides… they had a mystery to solve. Would they do so before morning came?
Should you Get it?
The best picture books are ones that adults can enjoy alongside the children they read them with. Where is our Library is easily enjoyed by adult and child alike. I urge you to pick it, enjoy the mystery with Patience and Fortitude. You won’t regret it. The excellent illustrations by Lewis and the fun story by Funk make it a winner all round.