Alfred Zector, Book Collector

In his warm, weathered house, stuffed in crannies and nooks, were heaps, rows, and stacks of beloved bound books.The only thing that brings Alfred Zector joy is collecting books And so he sets out on a mission to collect every last one, until his home on the hill is stretched at the seams with books big and small But what happens when the rest of the townspeople have notIn his warm, weathered house, stuffed in crannies and nooks, were heaps, rows, and stacks of beloved bound books.The only thing that brings Alfred Zector joy is collecting books And so he sets out on a mission to collect every last one, until his home on the hill is stretched at the seams with books big and small But what happens when the rest of the townspeople have nothing left to read In this clever rhyming story, Alfred Zector discovers what it means to find true joy in a good book.
Alfred Zector Book Collector In his warm weathered house stuffed in crannies and nooks were heaps rows and stacks of beloved bound books The only thing that brings Alfred Zector joy is collecting books And so he sets out on

  • Title: Alfred Zector, Book Collector
  • Author: Kelly DiPucchio Macky Pamintuan
  • ISBN: 9780060005818
  • Page: 287
  • Format: Hardcover
  • 1 thought on “Alfred Zector, Book Collector”

    1. Book hoarder, more like. This guy reminds me of myself, except Alfred exceeded even my ability to cram a house full of books. Now, if he'd had ebooks, he could have taken hoarding to a whole new level (like I have--tee hee!). I liked a lot of things about this book. I liked the colorful illustrations, the rhyming text, and the "moral" of the story--"The best kind of books are the books that are shared." I do wonder, though, how he was able to eat if he was imprisoned in his house by all the pile [...]

    2. Age:Grades K-4Genre:fictionDiversity:SharingIllustrations:The illustrations are incredibly bright and vibrant in the story; it looks like it may have been created with acrylic paint.Personal response:The story is written as in a rhyming poem. The story line is very cute and creates an importance for books and reading. The illustrations in the book are so bright and vibrant, it makes it a fun book to look at and read.Curricular or programming connections:This book would be good for a citizen/char [...]

    3. I liked this book, I really did and I thought my Grade 1s would enjoy it too. I was not prepared to what happened in all three of the G1 when I read the book. First of all every single kid was absolutely quiet listening to the story and raising their hand (FINALLY!) when I would ask them somehow about the book. Brilliant book! It's longer than most of the books I read to them and the discussion about the book made it even longer but wow! The kids absolutely loved it!! I even got a round of appla [...]

    4. Sample quote: "Surrounded by friends, Alfred Zector declared, 'The best kinds of books are the books that are shared.'"

    5. Both my boys (ages 4 & 9) were able to enjoy this fun, rhyming book. The illustrations are very cute!"Alfred Zector was a book collector.In his warm, weathered house,stuffed in crannies and nooks,were heaps, rows, and stacksof beloved bound books."This is the story of a young boy who struggled to make friends. He discovered he loved books and he collected EVERY book around his city. The city people were bored because they didn't have books. After Alfred finished his last book (the illustrati [...]

    6. The story begins with Alfred Zector as a lonely boy who begins to see the fun and excitement of reading books. He sees such joy that he begins to start collecting them from all over town until he owns every one. Alfred decides that he will read each one until one day he discovers he is house bound and doesn't know what to do now. Told in verse with bright illustrations Alfred Zector Book Collector is a charming story with the lesson that the best thing about books are they are meant to be shared [...]

    7. I think this would be a fun one to use in a family storytime, as most of the ages could follow the story and enjoy the rhymes. The bright pictures full of expression could reach the toddlers, too. And my word--Bob makes a special appearance again! (We even get to glimpse how cute he'll be when he's old!) 9/27/10 This worked well in PJ storytime, too. The kids loved watching what Alfred did--and especially loved watching the turtle. Who wouldn't? :-) They were guessing early on what would happen, [...]

    8. I am very much like Alfred. I seem to be on my own mission of collecting books. I do know I can't accomplish that like Alfred. I know it's fiction because Alfred actually read the books he collected. I really liked this book. It had a lot of great rhyming and the pictures were great. And working in a public library I feel like Alfred when he starts giving out the books. Any child who likes the library will like this book.

    9. Kelly DiPucchio, I heart you for writing this. I love how Alfred collects books because he finds his great escape within pages, I love that he feels the need to collect them all (preachin' to the choir here), I love how humdrum life is for the townsfolk who have no books, and I love that Alfred realizes in the end that "the best kind of books are the books that are shared."

    10. This was just ok for me. I usually like these type of booksbut the fact that I could guess the "message" on page one made me a little sad when I was right. But, it was a fun reade one time that I will read it. If you want a better picture book, check out most of the rest of the author's picture books. She is usually spot on!

    11. This is an interesting book. Alfred is a "book collector" but maybe book horder is more appropriate. After acquiring and reading every available book in the town, Alfred realizes that maybe there is more fun in sharing books with others than in just reading them. Illustrations are vibrant and enhance the text.

    12. This book has been on repeat at our house for bedtime. I think my students would love it paired with Aunt Chip and the Great Triple Creek Dam Affair. Lots of similarities, yet different points of view. Would be a great paired text.

    13. "Alfred Zector was a book collector."My five star reviews mean the book was awesome in everything, plot, characters, illustrations. The compositions of the pages are so well done. Highly recommend this book.

    14. This didn't really do that much for me. Perhaps it was too much like Morris Lessmore, but not as compelling. I do however love the last line Moral - Surrounded by friends, Alfred Zector declared, "the best kind of books are the books that are shared."

    15. The rhyme is decent, the story is over-the-top, but cute. I didn't it believable that the character didn't read the books as he was collecting them, but it's still a good story about how books are meant to be shared (also, books are meant to enhance life, not replace it).

    16. This could almost be me, except I don't want to own every book out there, only the ones that I love and want to keep forever.

    17. great for main message. Read to third graders, but better for primary gradesolder students will want more.

    18. Just how I felt as a librarian. Sharing beloved books was one of the best parts of the job! Fun story with bright illustrations.

    19. I used this book to teach my cub scouts about collecting. It has fun rhyming words, cute illustrations, and a moral of sorts. Love it!

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