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Boris on the Move (Boris Series #1)

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A new early chapter book series where adventure is always just around the corner.

This series is part of Scholastic's early chapter book line, Branches. Aimed at 5-to-7-year-olds, this line of books is for children who are just starting to read independently. With easy-to-read text, high-interest content, fast-paced plots, and illustrations on every page, these books will boost reading confidence and stamina. Branches books help readers grow!

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Overview


A new early chapter book series where adventure is always just around the corner.

This series is part of Scholastic's early chapter book line, Branches. Aimed at 5-to-7-year-olds, this line of books is for children who are just starting to read independently. With easy-to-read text, high-interest content, fast-paced plots, and illustrations on every page, these books will boost reading confidence and stamina. Branches books help readers grow!

Meet Boris! He lives with his mom and dad in Hogg Bay. Their home is a van that once traveled all over the world. Then one morning, Boris feels a jolt. Could it be? Is the van really moving? Is Boris on an adventure at last?

But when Boris ends up on a trip to a wildlife refuge instead of the jungle safari he'd imagined, he ends up having an adventure he'll never forget. Because for this little warthog, life never quite turns out as he plans.

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"Joyner moves effortlessly between small written sections and big illustrations with comic style text. Really gorgeous...But above all, they're just ridiculously fun boy books."
--Elizabeth Bird, New York Public Library
From the Publisher
"Joyner moves effortlessly between small written sections and big illustrations with comic style text. Really gorgeous...But above all, they're just ridiculously fun boy books."
--Elizabeth Bird, New York Public Library
Children's Literature - Kim Harris Thacker
This adorable first installment in the "Boris" series introduces young readers to the character of Boris, a hog who dreams of traveling the world like his favorite lion-fighting storybook hero, Captain Clive. Boris's parents once traveled far and wide in an old bus, but when Boris came along, they gave up that life and permanently parked their home. Boris's hopes for a life full of adventure soar when his parents start up the bus for his first ever trip, but that trip turns out to be, unfortunately, suspiciously short. A disappointed Boris realizes his parents have taken him to the local conservation park; feeling upset, he sets out on his own. Upon getting lost in the forest, Boris realizes the park offers plenty of excitement and maybe even a little danger. He hears a wild beast in the bushes. It turns out to be a lost cat, with whom Boris quickly makes friends. When he is reunited with his parents, Boris is allowed to keep the cat, and he names the feline Lion. Readers will enjoy Boris's small-scale adventure, and they will delight in the vivid illustrations that accompany the text of this charming book. Reviewer: Kim Harris Thacker
Kirkus Reviews
An early reader shaped just like a chapter book: What's not to love? For emergent readers who view themselves as accomplished (or wish to be seen that way), this, one of the publisher's Branches line, might just be the perfect choice. Boris, a not-particularly-attractive hog, is frustrated. Although he and his parents live in a bus that once took them on fabulous vacations, now the old vehicle is permanently parked, and he longs for adventure. Finally, his empathetic parents fire up the engine to bring him on a journey that, it disappointingly turns out, is only across town to a nature preserve. However, Boris, his anger vividly portrayed in his frazzled body language, contrives to get himself satisfyingly lost. Happily, he's found, first by a cat in need of a home and then by his parents. Full-color illustrations of his humorously anthropomorphized hog family and just one or two sentences of easy, large-print text per page make this an inviting read for transitioning readers, although they may initially be a bit daunted by the misleading appearance of a full 74 pages of narrative--including a simple science experiment. The brief text and a chapter format both make this a manageable and entertaining accomplishment for most young readers as well as an amusing listening experience for those not quite able to tackle it alone. (Early reader. 4-7)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780545484435
  • Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
  • Publication date: 4/30/2013
  • Series: Boris Series , #1
  • Pages: 80
  • Sales rank: 134,143
  • Age range: 5 - 7 Years
  • Lexile: AD230L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 5.69 (w) x 7.26 (h) x 0.18 (d)

Meet the Author


Andrew Joyner is an illustrator and cartoonist published internationally in newspapers and magazines including THE SUNDAY AGE, THE AGE, SYDNEY MORNING HERALD, SUN-HERALD, SOUTH CHINA MONRING POST, and READER'S DIGEST. He has illustrated books by humorists Ross Campbell and Wendy Harmer. THE TERRIBLE PLOP was his first picture book and most recently, he has produced a series of chapter books featuring Boris, a loveable warthog. He lives in Strathalbyn, South Australia.
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  • Posted April 16, 2013

    This is a fun early reader chapter book. Boris has dreams of tr

    This is a fun early reader chapter book. Boris has dreams of traveling the world, but the farthest he gets is the neighboring park. The best part about this book are the illustrations. They add a lot of personality and humor to the story. I really like the fact that there is full color artwork on every page.

    I read this with my five year old and she loved it. I didn't really see the need for the character introduction at the beginning of the story, but the rest of the book was pretty good. I would like to find more Boris books to read with my daughter.

    This book is available in hardcover, paperback, and Kindle editions.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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