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Amanda Pig on Her Own

Amanda Pig on Her Own

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by Jean Van Leeuwen, Ann Schweninger
     
 

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Using their cache of already published easy-to-read books, Puffin launched their Easy-to-Read program. Favorite stories by such beloved authors as James Marshall, Jean Van Leeuwen, and Harriet Ziefert are certain to attract readers to this series. Though the quality of stories in this series is uneven, some of them are superb. Like most other beginning-to-read

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Using their cache of already published easy-to-read books, Puffin launched their Easy-to-Read program. Favorite stories by such beloved authors as James Marshall, Jean Van Leeuwen, and Harriet Ziefert are certain to attract readers to this series. Though the quality of stories in this series is uneven, some of them are superb. Like most other beginning-to-read series, Puffin Easy-to-Read is divided into reading levels. Level 1 uses sentences with clear and simple words and illustrations that help the reader understand the story line. Level 2 is the springboard for emerging readers: the stories use longer sentences, yet maintain a vocabulary easy enough for the child to feel comfortable on his or her own. Level 3 offers more challenging sentences and longer stories. Kindergarten - Grade 3.

Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
K-Gr 3-- When Oliver Pig goes off on the school bus, Amanda Pig is on her own for the first time. She is at a loss without him until loving Mother Pig reminds her that ``you always have yourself'' and ``without him you can do things that just you like to do.'' Soon Amanda is ballet-dancing in her dress-up costume and is on to other independent activities. Oliver Pig is in kindergarten and off to a fine start. Four short chapters focus on his adventures as he leaves his loving family and enters the unknown world of the classroom, and Van Leeuwen is right on target in her descriptions of his nervousness. Making (and eating) his Puff-Doodle necklace is great fun, but dealing with bad boy Bernard is not so easy. Oliver perseveres, and by day's end he and Bernard are friends. Young listeners will sympathize with the characters, and independent readers will recall their younger days. As always, Schweninger uses warm colored pencils and soft watercolor washes that complement the soothing tone of the thoughtful texts. These are fine books for children to share with their parents or visa versa. --Gale W. Sherman, Pocatello Public Library, ID

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780140371444
Publisher:
Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date:
10/28/1994
Series:
Penguin Young Readers Level 3 Series
Pages:
48
Sales rank:
461,408
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.25(d)
Lexile:
340L (what's this?)
Age Range:
6 - 8 Years

Meet the Author

Jean Van Leeuwen is the author of more than fifty children's books, including picture books, Easy-to-Read books, and middle-grade fiction. Ms. Van Leeuwen now lives in another small town north of New York City with her husband, Bruce Gavril. She has two grown children, David and Elizabeth, and a young grandchild, who will surely inspire more stories. 

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Amanda Pig on Her Own 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Realistic scenarios, vividly but gently enfold for an engaging read-aloud for my going-into-First-Grade child. Meaningful repetition that allows for new word development as well - the stories were engaging enough for her to read this book on her own, finding phrases she knew to read aloud to herself.