The Book Hog by Greg Pizzoli; illustrated by Greg Pizzoli

The Book HogThe Book Hog by Greg Pizzoli; illustrated by Greg Pizzoli. Published by Disney Hyperion.

Brief summary: The book hog loved the smell of books, buying them, and being surrounded by them. However, he could not read. One day as he was taking a walk, he came across a building that SMELLED like books. He went inside to find thousands of books. Miss Olive, a children’s librarian, offered to read a book with him.¬† Over time, he learned to read¬† and love books for their stories as well as how they felt(and smelled!).

Comments: Adorable story to read to primary young readers. The illustrations are mainly orange, pink, and green. The end pages are tiny pink and green dots.

If I was still a school librarian(and not retired), I would read this book the first day kindergartners came to visit the school library and then open up a conversation to see if any of my students ever visited a public library explaining that they now have another type of library they can visit each week.