Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Bob the Alien Discovers the Dewey Decimal System

Bob the Alien Discovers the Dewey Decimal System
by Sandy Donovan
ill. by Martin Haake
24 pages
juvenile nonfiction
Minneapolis, Minn. : Picture Window Books, c2010

Allison Wonderland shows her friend Bob from the planet Plainold how to find a book in the library using the Dewey Decimal System. Bob is a bit of a smart-aleck but genuinely seems to learn from his friends teaching. A brief summary of all the Dewey categories is given as well as the meaning of the numbers and letters in the call number. This simple informative book also includes a glossary and website information to learn more. There aren't many books written on this subject so it is definitely worth reading despite the unattractive illustrations.

1 comment:

lw said...

What a scream! Niche marketing, eh?