Item description for Booklet Goes to the Doctor (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 2: Booklet Goes to the Doctor, young Booklet is checked out of the library and damaged by a young child who marks him up with a crayon. So begins Booklet's trip to see Dr. Binder, the book doctor. Along the way, Booklet meets some new friends who have also had problems with readers who don't know how to treat books with respect. With the help of his new friends---Molly Magazine, Freddie Phone Book, Dictionary Dan, and others---Booklet must deal with his embarrassment about his crayon marks, and overcome his fear of going to the dreaded doctor's office. The lessons behind this story are to teach kids to respect personal property, not to damage or deface it, and that books are something special and should be treasured. 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: 11.18" Width: 8.74" Height: 0.55" Weight: 0.6 lbs.
Release Date Jun 30, 2006
Publisher Bookmann Press
ISBN 1933673028 ISBN13 9781933673028
Reviews - What do customers think about Booklet Goes to the Doctor (The Bookmann Family in...) (The Bookmann Family in...)?
dove_rosey Dec 8, 2006
I read this to my 3 yr old. I thought it was to wordy for her but she listened carefully and made me read it several times in a row. I thought it might have been a little heavy handed in what it was trying to preach but WRONG AGAIN! The next day she saw me writing in my recipe book and she had a cow! LOL "MOMMY! DON"T WRITE IN BOOKS EVER!!"
This book is excellent for teaching kids how to handle books (no coloring in books, no bending pages, etc). She now has a new respect for books which is GREAT since they are expensive. We can now venture into the world of paper pages and leave the board books behind! YAYAYYAYA! Thanks Bookman Family!!
Ps it also helped us with doctors visits! - dang this is just a great book!
This is a Must Have Series for all school & public libraries!!! Oct 19, 2006
My 2 daughters just loved these stories. They are both budding young readers so what a great way to teach them some valuable lessons on taking care of the books they have or borrow!! They also enjoyed the other 2 stories in this series: "Don't Judge a Book by its cover" and "A Day Out for Opus", both of which also teach children as well as entertain them! Highly recommended.
My favorite in the series! Sep 13, 2006
My kids really like these books. My son actually asked to see more and then asks for me to read them again! They love the cute characters and the colorful pages. I love the lessons they teach. This book is my favorite of the first three in the series. I am always trying to teach the kids how to care for their books and this book made it personal. Highly recommended!
The Bookmann Family, Booklet Goes to the Doctor. Aug 27, 2006
This the second in ther series and is just as delighful as the first. As an adult I enjoyed reading it very much, I wish I had a young child to read it to. These books are so colorful and a joy to read and I'm sure any child would enjoy reading or have the books read to them. The beautiful and fun illustration add so much to the wonderful story line. What a great way to learn about the library.
Great for Teachers Aug 20, 2006
I am a third grade teacher and read this wonderful book to my class. They loved it! Not only was it a fun read, but this particular one (of the three BookMann books) told a fantastic lesson on how to treat books. I am passing this on to our school librarian to share with other classes!