Delete Key Awards Finalist #7 comes from Read All About It (HarperCollins, 32 pp., $17.99, ages 4–6), a picture book by Laura Bush and Jenna Bush, illustrated by Denise Brunkus:
“I say, ‘The library is a boring place! All I will meet there are stinky pages.’”
“Miss Toadskin thinks she can gross us out with her science experiments. But I live for that stuff!”
It happens every year! Delete Key Awards finalists try to strengthen weak sentences by adding manic exclamation points! And bad puns! How many 4-year-olds will know that a “page” is someone who reshelves books!
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