Saturday, July 24, 2010

94 - Biblioburro: a true story from Columbia; Jeanette Winter

Have you seen this adorable new book (Simon and Schuster)?

Luis is a man who lives in the jungles of Columbia. He is a man who LOVES books, and his home is filled with them. When his wife gets upset about all the books, Luis gets an idea.

Along with the help of his two sturdy burros: Alfa and Beto, they start a 'blibloburro bookmobile' of sorts,. Together Luis and his two burros transport the books to people in the the hills of Columbia who have none. Each weekend when they make the trip, Luis reads the children a story and then the children get to select a book.

Biblioburro, is a delight for children and adults, and of course book lovers. It is based on a true story. The burro bookmobile began in 2000 with about 70 books and has grown to almost 4,800, mostly due to donations.

The book is complete with vivid, colorful illustrations in folkart style that are sure to please.

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED - 5/5 stars  (Library Book)


  1. The cover is just gorgeous, so I can only imagine what the inside looks like.

  2. What a cute story and it's true! I agree that the cover is eyecatching.

  3. Aw, this looks like a sweet story!

  4. What fantastic colors and I love the biblioburros! We'll be on the lookout for this one. Thanks for finding it!

  5. Sounds like an awesome book!! I would love to get my hands on a copy of it!

  6. I have to buy this book. My students will love it!! Thanks for sharing this lovely story.

  7. I think I might have heard something about the burromobile. This story sounds heartwarming.

  8. This sounds right up my alley! I will definitely go look for it!

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