Item description for A Day Out for Opus (The Bookmann Family in...) (The Bookmann Family in...) by Lisa Edman Lamote...
The BookMann Family is a new series of cartoon characters that are all shaped like books. The main characters---BookMann, Thesis, Pamphlet, Booklet, Tablet, Leaflet, and Opus---are part of a family, called the BookMann Family. Other characters include friends, relatives, acquaintances, and even enemies of the BookMann family. All the characters "live" in a library. Like real library books, most of these characters are borrowed from the library. They experience adventures as they interact with the outside world and the people who borrow them. Each member of the family is a specific type of book. The personality of the character reflects the type of book they are. For example, BookMann is a book about teaching how to use a computer, so he is logical and methodical in his approach to life and raising his family. The personality of each character is central to each story, which enables children and parents to relate to the characters, their struggles, joys, successes, failures, and challenges. In Book 3: A Day Out for Opus, Grandfather Opus is a little down because he never leaves the library. To boost his spirits, the family organizes a "trip around the world" by visiting different sections of the library and learning about all the new experiences that are possible through the pages of books. With the help of their guide, a travel book named Itinerary, the BookMann Family climbs the Eiffel Tower in France, tours the Zambezi River in Africa, and views Cairo from the top of the Pyramids. They even ride the geysers in Yellowstone National Park, visit the Grand Canyon, and learn a thing or two about trying new foods with the help of their friend Cuisine. Opus and the family realize that new adventures are theirs for taking, right there in the local library. The lessons behind this story are to teach kids to be kind to the elderly, and that the world is full of exciting places, people, and cultures. Also, this book teaches kids that the imagination can spark creativity, just by reading a book. Meet the BookMann Family: BookMann is a book that teaches about how computers work. He is the father of Pamphlet, Booklet, Tablet, and Leaflet. He is also the husband of Thesis. He is borrowed frequently and is very popular. He is smart, fair, honest, and thinks very logically. Thesis is a book about History. She is the mother of Pamphlet, Booklet, Tablet, and Leaflet. She is also the wife of BookMann and daughter of Opus. She is either borrowed or read in the library. She loves to teach and is very interested in learning new subjects herself! Opus is the reference encyclopedia for the library. He is Thesis's father, and the grandfather of Pamphlet, Booklet, Tablet, and Leaflet. He is very old and wise and knows practically everything. He can never be borrowed from the library. He strolls about his library home, using a ruler for a walking stick. Pamphlet is a book about fashion design. She is the sister of Booklet, Tablet, and Leaflet and the daughter of BookMann and Thesis. She is also a granddaughter of Opus. She is borrowed several times a month, is talkative and clever, but can sometimes be a bit bossy. She is 12 years old, and can often be found talking on her cell phone with her best friend Glossy. Booklet is a book about the history of baseball. He is the brother of Pamphlet, Tablet, and Leaflet. He is the oldest son of BookMann and Thesis. He is also a grandson of Opus. He is borrowed frequently and is very active with his friends. Booklet can also be rather shy and often tries to hide his bashfulness with a tough and scrappy attitude. He is 7 years old. Tablet is an "e-book" (electronic book) recently adopted into the BookMann Family. He can do many wonderful things on his writable computer screen, and can plug into the Internet. He is 4 years old and wants to be just like his big brother Booklet. Leaflet is a document for reference only, which means that he is never borrowed from the library. He is the youngest child of BookMann and Thesis, and the grandson of Opus. As an infant, he is naturally curious about his library world. He wears a diaper, clipped with a paper clip instead of a safety pin.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 11.1" Width: 8.8" Height: 0.4" Weight: 0.9 lbs.
Release Date Jun 30, 2006
Publisher Bookmann Press
ISBN 1933673036 ISBN13 9781933673035
Reviews - What do customers think about A Day Out for Opus (The Bookmann Family in...) (The Bookmann Family in...)?
most interesting of the bookmann series Aug 3, 2006
I am 11 years old. Read this book with my 8 year old brother. It has a good moral to it. The pictures were great. It was good for kids of a younger age group. It was funny in some parts.The words are advanced and challenging. Interesting and made me want to visit different places in the world.
Kids will love this series! Jul 13, 2006
This is book three of a currently three-book series. After thoroughly enjoying "Don't Judge a Book by its Cover" and "Booklet Goes to the Doctor," I was, of course, anxious to read book three. Not only are there many good lessons for children, but adults can learn from these books as well! Do you know that the National Library of France is built in the shape of four giant books? I didn't, but I learned that from this book. I was intrigued with the "book people" and the idea of their messages. I thought these might be good for my grandchildren and other children I buy for. Before buying Children's books, I like to read them. These books have bright, vivid colors and are ideal for children. They are clever, creative, and well-written with an impressive use of a variety of verbs that will be challenging, and, therefore, an excellent learning tool. There are analogies that children can relate to, and humor that will be enjoyed by adults as well as children. Although many children will read these without assistance, I think they are good books for parents to read to younger children. I am now purchasing a set of the first three books in this series for my youngest grandson to take to school as a gift to his class. I am excited about the BookMann Family series and can't wait to see more!!