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.

Editorial Reviews

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)

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:
54,163
Lexile:
520L (what's this?)
File size:
19 MB
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Age Range:
6 - 8 Years

Meet the Author

Katharine Kenah's Family Favorite is her grandmother's grandmother's brownies. The recipe for these delicious, fudgy-rich treats has been passed down for generations. Besides these delightful easy readers about Room 75, Katharine has written The Dream Shop, Eggs Over Easy, and many exciting nonfiction books for children. She lives with her family in Granville, Ohio.


Abby Carter loves to bake—especially blueberry pie, her Family Favorite. When she's not making a racket in the kitchen, she stays busy illustrating many beautiful picture books and early readers. Abby lives with her family in Connecticut.

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Best Seat in Second Grade (I Can Read Book 2 Series) 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 48 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Our class thought the book was terrific. It's aimed right at first through third graders. It got them excited to try and read simular books. Which is great that it's a series!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Ive never seen or read a book this good. Who ever wrote this book i sugest you keep writing them because my sister loves them like crazy. She wants to read those books 24/7. Thats how great those books are Thank You for your time.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
We took this to our granddaughter's school for Secret Reader Day. My husband read to her 2nd grade class. All of the students were captivated by the story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this book! I recommend it to little kids that can read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is one of the best books I have read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My daughter loved the books. She lived George Washington had chubby cheeks. U fiund this to be an easy yet challenging read for my daughter. I really loved when my daughter while reading asked me if I knew who GW was and when I said the pet, she said no the first president of the USA.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love the setting and the carckter i liket this book so ,moch I bate the best techer in 2nd grabe.
Alderton More than 1 year ago
My son loved it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Its good and fun for children.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I bouhgt this book for my daughter's new LG tablet. I installed the nook app and when the boom showed up, it said its not compatible for this device. I'm so disapoointed. I don't understand why I can get the app but the book is not compatible.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The title intrigued me because I was searching for a good gift for two 2nd graders who were having an 8th birthday. The writer of this story understood how to tell a story with words which a young reader can manage on their own (or with a little help from an adult.) The story itself contains situations which are sure to interest a child, and the illustrations perfectly capture the humorous plot. I highly recommend this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My Grandson loves it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book, lots of fun. I have a 4 year old and a 7 year old, and they both loved it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
LOVE IT!! : ) : O
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I love it a lot a i have the book . So in love with it
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