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Excuse Me, I'm Trying to Read!

Foreword Review — Fall 2012

“Trying to read with an elephant can be surprising … trying to read with a zebra can be amusing.” A little girl’s thwarted efforts to read among a group of wild animals in Africa is beautifully conceived and illustrated in this NAESP Children’s Book of the Year. This humorous, inspiring story was born when the contributors opened a series of lending libraries in rural Mozambique. Ages three to six.