Please, Louise by Toni Morrison

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Read Please, Louise Online Free - A library card unlocks a new life for a young girl in this picture book about the power of imagination, from the Nobel Prize–winning author Toni Morrison.

On one gray afternoon, Louise makes a fateful trip to the library. With the help of a new library card and through the transformative power of books, what started out as a dull day turns into one of surprises, ideas, and fun, fun, fun!

Inspired by Pulitzer Prize–winning author Toni Morrison’s experience working in a library as a young girl, this engaging picture book celebrates the wonders of reading, the enchanting capacity of the imagination, and, of course, the splendor of libraries.

Title : Please, Louise
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ISBN : 1416983384
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 32 pages


Sheri rated it ★☆☆☆☆

August 29, 2017

I understand the message the author was trying to convey, but the execution was all wrong. Too heavy and dark in the beginning and the book ends strangely in my opinion. Also a new library card was not mentioned anywhere in the story, but is mentioned in the description. Really did not care for t...

Kelsey rated it ★★☆☆☆

March 06, 2014

Age: Kindergarten-2nd grade I wanted to love this book because, hey, Toni Morrison, but there are some...complications. The beginning of the book depicts Louise, a girl dressed in a rain coat heading to an undisclosed location. We are told that she is "sometimes lonely or sometimes sad" but the na...

Jess rated it ★★☆☆☆

August 22, 2014

What a 'meh' story. The text has the potential to be of interest, but focuses on details that I can't imagine most children finding fascinating. "Scary thoughts are your creation/ When you have no information." The rhymes don't feel at all poetic, we don't know why Louise would be lonely or sad,...

Jillian rated it ★★☆☆☆

October 03, 2014

The illustrations are beautiful, but this story just didn't quite work for me as a whole, even though I really wanted/expected it to because of the author. Parts of it worked well, but the complete overall story arc didn't quite connect enough for me. I appreciate what was trying to be done, but...

Laura rated it ★★★☆☆

March 15, 2014

A little girl, afraid of the world and with an imagination that leaves her feeling scared, visits a library. She discovers the joy of reading and sees the world as a bright and joyful place. "She can understand what she feels, since books can teach and please Louise." I know a lot of people are e...

Edward rated it ★☆☆☆☆

March 02, 2014

A good message in an unfortunately poorly written book. Strickland's appealing illustrations provide some relief.

Jeanne rated it ★★★★☆

February 02, 2017

Cute picture book. My kids loved it.

Jill rated it ★★★☆☆

July 26, 2014

One comes to this book with high expectations given the mother/son author team combined with the wonderful artistic talents of illustrator Shadra Strickland. It was only the illustrations, however, that didn’t disappoint me. Louise is a little girl who gets some advice from an unnamed adult, who a...

Jennifer rated it ★★☆☆☆

March 11, 2014

I wanted to like this book more because, hey! Libraries! but this book starts out with such scary, dark undertones. I get what the author/illustrator is trying to do, to showcase the library as a vessel for escaping and for knowledge, but I feel like this type of sentiment could be expressed in a...

Mary Ann rated it ★★☆☆☆

July 12, 2014

Loved the illustrations, but the plot arc and use of title phrase was not satisfying. The final page really didn't work for me. Sad, because I love the theme, the illustrations.

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