Denise McConduit Boy Who Wouldn't Read, The

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Boy Who Wouldn't Read, The

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In this captivating and hilarious illustrated poem, young readers will meet Robbie, who doesn't like to read. When a sorcerer removes the words from everything around Robbie, confusion results. The boy soon learns that life without reading is nothing to wish for!

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Robbie doesn't like to read. Homework is horrible, libraries are boring, and his parents won't stop nagging him to pick up a book! Robbie wishes that he never has to read again. When the sorcerer Sileas appears to grant his wish, Sileas tries to warn Robbie that he'll be sorry for his stubbornness. But Robbie won't listen, and with a twirl of Sileas's magic wand, all the words in the world disappear.
Robbie's wish has come true, but the world is not the carefree place of his dreams. Street signs are blank and money is worthless. Robbie is lost and alone, and without street signs, it is difficult to find his house. Without traffic signs, cars are crashing and people are confused about which bus to catch. When he finally makes his way back home, he thinks that life can't get any worse-but that's before he tries to fix himself a meal without the help of any food labels. What Robbie thinks is frozen pizza are actually popsicles, and his cookies are dog biscuits!
This topsy-turvy world without words isn't fun-it's dangerous, and Robbie is getting hungry. Sileas the sorcerer reappears, and Robbie tries to tell him that he's learned his lesson. But will the word-wielding wizard restore the world with words?

Denise Walter McConduit comes from a family of thirteen children and is a mother of four. She began writing at a young age, so it was only natural that she became a writer as an adult. Her work has appeared in Essence, Black New Orleans, and the New Orleans Tribune magazine. She is a columnist for the New Orleans Times-Picayune and is a member of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators. She is also the author of Pelican's D.J. and the Debutante Ball, D.J. and the Zulu Parade, and D.J. and the Jazz Fest. McConduit considers herself a cultural ambassador for the city of New Orleans and has inspired countless children to read and write.

David Harrington's affinity for art began at an early age. The illustrator recalls drawing on floors, walls, furniture, and other inanimate objects. A native of southern California, Harrington pursued a career in illustration at the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, where he earned a BFA with honors.
Harrington has illustrated numerous children's books. He believes that that they open a door to a new world and admits that he studied them for hours as a child. Harrington is also the illustrator of Pelican's Ol�! Cinco de Mayo!, Chachalaca Chiquita, and Pecos Bill Invents the Ten-Gallon Hat, which won the Western Writers of America Spur Award. Harrington lives with his wife and children in Laguna Hills, California.

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Denise Walter McConduit comes from a family of thirteen children and is a New Orleans native and mother of four. Her work has appeared in Essence, Black New Orleans, and the New Orleans Tribune. Currently, she serves on the advisory board of the Friends of the New Orleans Public Library and is a member of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators. Also the author of Pelican's D.J. and the Debutante Ball, D.J. and the Zulu Parade, and D.J. and the Jazz Fest, she based her previous character on her son. McConduit lives in New Orleans, Louisiana.

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