The Best Seat in Second Grade (I Can Read Book 2 Series)

The Best Seat in Second Grade (I Can Read Book 2 Series)

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by Katharine Kenah, Abby Carter
     
 

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In this appealing tale of second-grade fun, Sam so desperately wants to take care of the class hamster, George Washington, that he takes the pet on a field trip to the science museum.

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In this appealing tale of second-grade fun, Sam so desperately wants to take care of the class hamster, George Washington, that he takes the pet on a field trip to the science museum.

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Children's Literature
Sam is delighted—he has the best seat in second grade. It is in the back of the room right next to George Washington, the hamster. "Sam loved George Washington more than anything else at school." When the class takes a trip to the science museum, Sam takes the hamster with him. After a visit to the planetarium, the wind tunnel and other sites, Sam takes the hamster to the Animal Zone. George Washington jumps out of Sam's arms and into the hamster habitat. Sam's secret is out. How will he distinguish George Washington from the other hamsters? Kenah has left some clues in the text for the astute reader to follow. The next day, Sam suggests they move George Washington's cage to the front of the classroom. And what about Sam? His classmates suggest he, too, move to the front of the class. Once again he has the best seat in second grade, right next to George Washington's cage. Expressive faces and clues in the illustrations of this "An I Can Read Book" will encourage emergent readers. This is a "Reading 2 with help" level. The humor in the story and illustrations is just right for the reader who has developed some proficiency in reading. 2005, HarperCollins, and Ages 6 to 8.
—Sharon Salluzzo
School Library Journal
K-Gr 2-These titles offer independent readers imaginative stories, an opportunity to build vocabulary, and memorable characters. Mildred, which is about overprotective parenting, has the thinnest plot, but the endearing illustrations encourage readers to keep turning the pages. Second Grade tells of a boy who sits next to the class hamster and the trouble that ensues when he decides to take it along on a field trip. First introduced in Big Max (HarperCollins, 1978), this title's star is a clever detective who dresses like Sherlock Holmes and travels via umbrella a la Mary Poppins. Here he takes on a case in the land of Ah-Ah Achoo. Fans of Marjorie Weinman Sharmat's "Nate the Great" series (Delacorte) will enjoy this whimsical mystery. Beginning readers will be motivated by these clever tales and pore over the imaginative illustrations.-Laurel L. Iakovakis, Douglas County Libraries, Castle Rock, CO Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.
Kirkus Reviews
In an unusual twist on the school field trip theme, a second-grade boy named Sam manages to take the class hamster along on a visit to the science museum. The hamster, George Washington by name, has the distinguishing trait of frequent sneezing, which proves critically important when George Washington is dropped into the museum's hamster display and must be retrieved. Lots of humorous details add to this mid-level easy reader's appeal, and the story will be enjoyed by newly independent readers as well as serving as a read-aloud in any classroom (or home) with a hamster as a pet. Carter's expressive watercolor illustrations help bring the kids in room 75 and their furry pet to life. (Easy reader. 5-8)

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780062038487
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
06/28/2011
Series:
I Can Read Book 2 Series
Sold by:
HARPERCOLLINS
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
48
Sales rank:
37,001
Lexile:
520L (what's this?)
File size:
19 MB
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Age Range:
6 - 8 Years

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