Amanda Pig, First Grader

Amanda Pig, First Grader

Book - 2007
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Amanda is very excited about starting first grade, and although everything is not exactly as she expected, she soon begins learning to read and finding her way.
Publisher: New York : Penguin, c2007
ISBN: 9780803731813
0803731817
Branch Call Number: JE VanLe 3558jv 1
Characteristics: 40 p. :,col. ill. --
Additional Contributors: Schweninger, Ann

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Aug 15, 2011

K-Gr 1-Amanda Pig is looking forward to first grade. She explains her excitement to her friend Lollipop: "We don't have to take naps and we get to play on the big playground and have real desks and jobs and homework. And we'll know how to read!" Unfortunately, Amanda is disappointed when she chooses her first book at school and discovers that she knows only one word. As the little pig learns the routine of a busy first grader with important jobs, she adds new vocabulary to the classroom "Word Wall." Somehow, reading that first book is now exciting and not so daunting. Amanda and her friends glow in a series of soft colored pencil and watercolor illustrations. While she voices the fears of a young child, her confidence grows as she endures losing her way in the halls and facing down the big second graders on the playground. While intended for independent reading, the message of perseverance in the face of new experiences is one that may also be shared aloud.-Mary Elam, Forman Elementary School, Plano, TX (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc.

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